So, the blog's been a little quiet lately - not much to talk about. Training for the Donna half had been okay - a few big hurdles but nothing that was going to keep me from finishing. I had a really bad cold that settled in my chest (turns out maybe it was bronchitis?) and that kept me from running at all for a few weeks, so I had to start back slowly, then tweaked my left knee on the stairs (doh!) and ended up skipping a long run just to be on the safe side...
Because I'm a bling whore, when I saw the Too Cold to Hold / Too Hot to Handle race package last year I knew I needed to sign up for it, despite the rather extreme racing conditions ... because check out these medals, peeps. Awesome, no? And they FIT TOGETHER!!!! Must have them! So I signed up for the cold 10 miler and the hot 15K.
Brrrrrrr. Honestly, if not for the conjoining medals, I probably would have DNS'd this race because of the weather conditions. And standing at the start line it looked like a lot of people had done just that. It was COLD. and WINDY. At the 5 mile turnaround I made the decision to switch from the 10-miler to the 5-miler, just so I could be out of the cold faster, lol.
The race director/company always puts on a good race and has a nice after party. They were well-prepared with hot chocolate, and portable heaters, but it was just so cold I didn't stick around too long afterward. You can't really tell in this picture, but there was ice forming on my hat after I finished.
|Post-race. It was coooooooold!!!|
|The cool (pardon the pun) medal!|