Yesterday I ran a virtual 5k race put on by Adam of I am Boring. When I signed up for this race, I had no idea what kind of weather it would be. Thankfully it wasn't blizzarding, the sun was actually out and the temps were hovering around 20F.
I headed out at around 8:30am, decked out in all my winter gear. The roads were clear and there wasn't much traffic and I just enjoyed being outside. From my driveway I have two options - right or left. Left leads uphill and there are not many options for routes plus it leads to a busy main road. The right is downhill and has a lot more options. I went right and headed downhill and eventually got to some falter areas for most of the run.
After the flat areas I looped around back to my road and the dreaded hill. This hill is almost a mile long, with the worst part being about a half mile which I cannot avoid in order to get home. The picture does not do it justice - it is not a fun hill to run at the end of a run!
Just when you think you are done, you round the curve and see the hill gets steeper! I made it up the hill and was done!
5k in 23:40. Considering the cold and the hill this was not bad at all! Happy to be done and able to get inside to warm up!