Yes, that's right, yours truely (that would be me) ran 12 miles in the rain, snow, and wind last night. I earned the "I'm not the biggest wuss that you've ever met award". Now tomorrow may be a different story, but I earned that title last night.
I had a "sandwich run" on my schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday. I was supposed to run 10 miles on Tuesday night and then 8 miles early Wednesday morning, therefore sandwiching 18 miles over two days.
Monday, I noticed that the Denver area forecast was calling for 6-12 inches of snow starting Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.
I debated on moving the run, but my schedule is so busy right now, that I just decided to get it done. So I took off work around 4:00 last night and drove over to the trail head. I determined that I would get 12 miles in so that I would only have to do 6 miles on the treadmill the next morning.
Ready to run
Here's what it looked like at the start of my run, not too bad. Just a little rain. I actually am one of the few people that I know who actually enjoys running in the rain.
About an half an hour into my run, the rain turned to heavy, wet snow. Well shit. I kept at it, determined to get my 12 miles in. About 9 miles in, I couldn't feel my hands anymore, so I caved and called my husband for a ride. The snow was coming down sideways at this point and was stinging my face and you could barely see.
My very considerate husband pulled up right about the time I hit 10 miles and I climbed into the car, slammed the door, and announced "I QUIT! I can't take this training anymore!" He calmly looked at me and replied that at least I would have something to blog about. I happily perked up and decided that I would go home and finish the last two miles on the treadmill.
He dropped me back off at my car and here's what the weather was doing on my way home.
This morning, I got up and finished my sandwich run with 6 miles on the mill. 18 miles = Done. And 11 1/2 inches of snow. That's the way the weather works here in Colorado. It will be gone in a couple of days.