Saturday morning I woke up to dusting of SNOW and freezing temperatures. Now this is what I expect for a run in December.
I ate a quick meal of oatmeal and coffee and then bundled up to head out into the cold. I wore my neck warmer for the first time - definitely a must once the temperatures start to drop before 25F.
For the run, I had planned a 6+ mile loop and since this was my longest run in a while, I made sure to bring my cell phone in case I needed to call Brian for a ride if I didn't make it. One reason I love winter running - more clothes means more pockets to hold things like cell phones and other running necessties.
I think the coffee went right to my legs because I was feeling good right from the start. I wont lie and say my knee felt amazing from the start, it was a little uncomfortable but after a mile it calmed down and settled into the run. I have run this route before and I just love it because it is mainly country roads filled with rolling fields and little to no traffic!
Thankfully I made it through the run and back home and even added on a little mileage to make this run an even 7 miles!
What do your December runs usually look like?