Brrr. Has anyone else been hit with cold and snowy weather the last few days? Today was my “long run” day (4 miles), and I was really hoping that the roads would be clear enough for me to run outside. However, when I went outside, this happened:

Needless to say, running outside didn’t actually happen today. Instead, this happened:

The gym was pretty full, but luckily I got a treadmill immediately and was able to finish my 4 miles without someone standing there waiting.

I took my 3rd ice bath today, and I have to say that it has definitely gotten less painful each time. It’s still painful, but I don’t violently shake anymore, so that’s improvement. You know when it’s really cold outside when you don’t actually have to add ice to your bath water to make it an ice bath. The water coming out of the faucet was a chilly 50 degrees, so I went with that. Using my space heater to warm up the room and drinking hot water or tea has definitely helped make this much less painful!

I finally feel like I’m back into the grove of running after my month long break over Christmas. I knocked out 4 miles without taking any walking breaks, and felt strong throughout the run. YAY! It’s the little things that bring joy to my life.

Now it’s your turn: Do you take ice baths? Do you like running in the snow or will you either wait or go to the gym to do your runs?