cold-weather running

Watermelon head is back!

My fame has risen once again. Seriously people, my head is soon gonna be the size of a watermelon again (not that I’m complaining 😉 ) Brother-sister rivalry. Remember my Almost Famous post last month? The one where my star shone through the pages of Canadian Running Magazine? (For those of you not in Canada, here’s a link to the article: Well folks, that fame has given me even more fame! Earlier this week, Best of the Betes Blogs released the month of winners, and guess who’s name was on that list? Me! Me! Me! My Almost Famous post was awarded Best Reference to a D-Celebrity (That’s me!) for my super awesome diabetes advocacy. Wahoo! Famous!!! TODAY’S RUN: 3 p.m. BG before: 8.1 Carbs: none Temp. basal: -50 per cent (1 hour) Time: 34.06 minutes Distance: 6.13 km Average pace: 5:34 min/km Average cadence: 88 spm 4 p.m. BG …

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What was I thinking???

I don’t like the same-old, same-old running routes. I don’t like out-and-back running routes. I don’t like running in temperatures below zero. But more than any of that, I do NOT like running the treadmill! What was I thinking? After work Tuesday I headed to my moms fully intending on going for a 7 km run through the country. The days are starting to get longer, and even though it was freak nasty cold out, there were bright sun rays peaking through the hazed-over clouds; it seemed a perfect recipe for a late afternoon run. But, there were obstacles. I’ve been struggling with serious belly issues for about a week now, and when I got out of my car, ohmygawd!!! I swear to you I was nearly knocked  halfway into the farm fields like an old rag doll, the wind was so freaking fierce – and cold! Bloody hell it was …

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Like a rag doll

I went for a mid, work-day run yesterday. It was windy. Like really windy. Every which way I turned, I was being whipped around like a rag doll in the hands of a giddy three year old. It was cold. Not Calgary blizzard cold, but below zero B.C. cold, which for us is cold. Like really cold. My toes felt like they were going to break off. My fingers were purple and swollen – even with gloves. My chin was numb. But the sun was shining and I was running. Brrrrrr!!! YESTERDAY’S RUN: 11:30 a.m. BG before: 6.5 Temp. basal: none Carbs: mini rice cake with peanut butter and 1 DEX Time: 33:20 Distance: 6.10 km Average pace: 5:30 min/km 12:45 p.m. BG after: 6.4 And I plan to do it all over again tomorrow 😀