You might remember how I chickened out on my run the other day when the weather was bad. Well, yesterday I decided to redeem my not hard-core self and go run in the cold. It was 16 degrees and windy when I left. I was dressed to run in the cold, but, wow, it was cold.
As I started out, my first thought was, "Man, I am so hard core!" After about 1 mile, my thought was "I am totally crazy...why am I doing this? It is so cold out here!" I could not feel my toes at all, and despite my work, I was not warming up. As I took the early turn to head home, I tried not feel too badly. Finally, after about 1.5 miles, I started warming up a little...of course, by that time I was almost home.
I ended up with just 2 miles, and, believe me when I say, it was not pretty. It might go down as 2 of my worst miles ever. But maybe, just maybe, I have upgraded to almost, but not quite, hard core.