I was supposed to run with Sarah from Running (to keep up) With a Toddler on Saturday but do to my injuries we pushed our run until Sunday. We didn’t commit to any particular mileage for the run but I knew I wanted to do at least 3.5 miles for my virtual run, with possibly more depending on how my shins felt.
Sunday morning I woke up and checked the temperature which was a frigid 18 degrees with the wind chill bringing it down to 3 degrees. I hate the cold, I am actually allergic to the cold…..I literally break out in hives if I am not appropriately dressed, so I layered up, hoping to stay warm during the run. I also wore my Bondi Band hat for the first time and my running gloves…..I should have wore a scarf but I forgot to bring one with me.
If I wasn’t picking up Sarah at 8 am I definitely would have chickened out on running outside, that is the good thing about having a running buddy!!! We headed to the Norman J. Levy Preserve which was actually a landfill the the Town of Hempstead converted into a beautiful preserve. Sarah had never been so I thought it would perfect to take her to a new place to run!!! There are 3 miles of trails and when you are at the top the views are spectacular and you can actually see NYC!!!
We ended up running 4.55 miles total:
Not too bad considering it was freezing, windy and we ran uphill……half the route had no sun which made it even colder. I had some pics of the “run” but I accidentally deleted them…bad blogger! Here is my self portrait prior to leaving the house with my new Bondi Band hat:
Here are some pics of the preserve from an earlier run, just so you can get an idea of just how beautiful this preserve is:
Here are my splits for my Virtual run:
Official time: 39:41!!!
Our total run was 4.55 miles:
Thanks Sarah for a great run!!! I definitely would not have faced the cold without you!! It was a tough run because it was so cold and windy, plus I am not used to running hills but we all need a tough run every now and then….right??