I've been doing a lot of complaining so far this winter about running outside and the winter has only just begun! You've probably noticed how much more I'm opting for the treadmill (which is an easy choice when its right in the basement) And I did take a hard fall the other day on an icy winter run that left me with a nasty bruise and shaken confidence. There are reasons for all this complaining, Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Thank Goodness for the Treadmill!
All I can say about this week is thank goodness for my treadmill. Minneapolis was hit this week with a CRAZY cold spell- cold even for Minneapolis. Combined with a very long and busy work at week (I ended up with 65 hours at the office- that's a lot for me), I didn't have a ton of time to do much more than squeeze in my miles early in the morning in the basement on the Landice. I love that Continue Reading
Fitness Fashion: Winter Running Must-Haves.
As you may have read in this week's recap, Minneapolis had its first snowfall last Friday. Though not much of that fresh powder stuck around, it did seem to mark the transition to winter running apparel. Friday's snowfall also led to a conversation with a 'cube mate' of mine at the office who could not believe that I run outside all winter. I tried to explain to him that its perfectly possible Continue Reading
Fit Tip Friday: Things That Will Happen If You Decide to Run Through the Winter
You will experience frozen eyelashes. You will spend a lot of money on really warm running clothes (May I suggest Craft gear- expensive but worth it!) You will wear more layers than you thought possible. You will experience "frosty thong." This is when your butt is sweaty on a cold winter run, so the sweaty areas freeze, resulting in what my friends have come to know as the Continue Reading