Today's run was cold. my iPhone said that it was 27 degrees. Which is cold. But I hadn't realized that it was windy or that the wind was particularly colder. When I checked the "feels like" temperature I realized it was in the teens. Since yesterdays run was in the 40s, I foolishly packed my shorts, knee high socks and a thick tech shirt. All of which would be great for 40 degree weather.
I've had enough of the corning preserve, since I've been running the same 2-2.5 miles out & backs for the past few weeks. I wanted to go to Peebles island, but since we had so much rain earlier this week, I thought it would be too muddy, so I went to another portion of the Hudson Mohawk trail. I had run this leg of it a few times when I was still living north of Albany. Essentially it is the same path that I run on closer to my house, just a few miles away. Because it was so cold I had the entire trail to myself.
After I parked like a creeper in front of someones home and changed into my running clothes (seriously one day I'll remember to change at school before leaving) I headed out straight into the wind. It was mean. There were a few points that I stopped running just so I wouldn't feel the wind as much. The second mile was the absolute coldest. Just after I passed mile 2 the wind was blocked by the hill/homes which made it more bearable. At that point I was able to make up some lost time from cursing into the wind.
|this photo doesn't do justice to how red my legs were. so cold. so numb.|
Thankfully, someone else had the wonderful idea of going for Pho after, which helped warm me up, but I still feel chilled to the bone. I don't mind the weather, it's my own fault for not dressing appropriately but really, if it needs to be this cold, lets get some snow.
|yesterday this would have been water. oh March.|
Distance: 5 miles