January 3 – An ill wind

Suffering the slings and arrows all in the name of fitness and to face this challenge head on. Day 3 done. No blues here.

5KMelissa did her 5K indoors today at a gym on a treadmill, which is fine, considering how cold it was here today. The cold plus the wind makes for a very good excuse to stay indoors. It was so cold and windy when I went out at lunch, I almost didn’t go. I did go, however, and I drove instead of taking my walk to the little diner I frequent for lunch.

By the time I got home, it was dark again, so no picture of me claiming victory over the elements. I did my 5K outside in the wind and cold. My performance wasn’t spectacular today. An average of 14:14 minutes per mile. Not bad, but not great either. However, let me say that I had to motivate myself just to do it at all in the cold. My best pace was 8:14, but of course, that is only sustained for a few minutes during my downhill jogs. In all, it was a good 5K and I’m happy with it. I did it and I finished, so that can’t be bad.

At mile two, I suffered a bit with the cold air. I suggest that you wear a scarf over your face so that you don’t breathe in so much cold air because it hurts. It hurts my chest and throat to breathe it in. Suffering the slings and arrows all in the name of fitness and to face this challenge head on. Day 3 done. No blues here.

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