Running in the cold is taking some getting used to. When I was in college, I hated running in the cold. It doesn't bother me as much now, maybe because I have 60 lbs. of insulation I didn't have in 1996.
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to admit that hat is awesome!
It is pretty damn cold when I first start, but within the first mile I'm sweating. By the time I finish I'm usually drenched in sweat.
I've been keeping up with the 3.5 mile Fat Boy Flit trail and even managed to do it twice on Monday. I finished it and was feeling pretty good towards the end, so I did it again. I've been tracking my weight and I've already lost about 5 lbs. That's like 2% of my body weight, but I can already feel a difference. I'm not sure if it is when I bend a certain way or what, but every once in a while I'm like, "whoa, I feel better."
The trick will be keeping this up. I invite you to encourage me, but I have to be honest, I respond better to ridicule and competitive challenges.
So I ran 3.5 miles today, bringing my total miles logged for 2011 to 43.25. With 352 days left in the year, I have 1967.75 miles to go before I reach my goal of running 2011 miles in 2011.