Thursday, February 10, 2011

Three Things Thursday

"Bless your heart. You look SO cold."

Thanks, lady in the hallway at the campus student center for the blessing. I always like and appreciate nice people.

And, yes, I am cold. It's -11 outside and I have sweat pouring down my face from a mediocre 3-mile run on the treadmill. I bet my eyelashes are going to freeze, and I'm going to have to pry open my eyelids so I can drive home.

I love winter. I love winter. I love winter.


1. This morning, I woke up and got dressed for my run. I made myself get dressed so that when I saw the temperature I wouldn't talk myself out of going to the campus fitness center for a run. So in my RnR Chicago shirt, which fits much better now that I've got an extra 12 pounds in the middle, and capris, I ate my oatmeal and drank a cup of coffee. I was going to run.

2. And then I turned on the TV. The local news ticker said it was -11 outside. I couldn't go out in -11. I couldn't. It would be wrong. I told Mark who, at that time, was on a 2-hour delay that I was staying home. I would work out at home. Jackie Warner - You. Me. Sweat session.

3. But as I ate my oatmeal, I knew that by punking out, I would disappoint myself. I made myself - and you - a promise to run this week. And by gosh, I was going to go. So I threw on my coat, grabbed a scarf and left. And, surprisingly, I didn't freeze upon contact with the frigid air and I was still able to run. It was a slow 3 miles on the treadmill but it was 3 miles more than I had planned just 20 minutes before. Go me!

Would you stay inside if it was -11 outside?


  1. I would likely stay inside if it was -11... actually, there's no doubt about it. I'd probably even call in sick to work. lmao

  2. YOU ARE AMAZING FOR GETTING OUT THERE!!! Girl, you rock. I cannot believe those temperatures, that sounds miserable! Oatmeal is the best way to start the day. K, the pb banana cupcakes you told me about made me drool.

  3. Good for keeping that promise to yourself. -11... depends on the wind, cold is ok- but the wind drives a spike into my soul:)

  4. Great job, girl!!! It was certainly blustery today -! 3 miles - Woot woot!

  5. I agree, go you - now that's hardcore!

    Me, I don't think you could pry me away from my bed in -11:)