Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday, December 7 - Treadmill

Time: 50 minutes
Distance: 8 miles
Effort: Moderate
Body: Good
Weather: Indoors

Dear Climate:

You've made your point that Mother Nature is not to be messed with.  We get it. She can, at any time, drop some weather on us that will disrupt our lives, plans and, in some cases, our safety. Sure, we sometimes forget how cold it can get. I know we in Colorado often are spoiled by our relatively moderate weather. Still, we haven't forgotten how to be tough when we need to be. And, you've forced us to exercise our toughness. So, enough with the frigid weather already. Please bring back the sun, and temperatures above freezing....at least along the Front Range.

Thanks to your cold air, I yesterday confined my run again to the treadmill at the Buchanan Recreation Center in Evergreen.  I managed to warm up after about 1/2 mile of easy running, then ran six miles at a 7:24 pace. I cooled down with another  mile or so.  Despite the chill outside, I felt pretty good, but the time on the 'mill went slooooooow. I am eager to get back outside to run, especially since I bagged a long outside run on Sunday due to the cold.

So, again, bring back the sun and a bit of warmth.  Please.  Some of us have miles we need/want to run...outdoors!

Your Friend,



  1. I left the state and its still cold. She can find you anywhere.

  2. I just got to D.C. today...she's not yet hammering the Washington crowd. It's sunny(ish) and 40+. Might just get to run outside tonight! Happy travels.