It's a very slow process - two steps forward, one step back - but I'm inching in the right direction. - Rob Reiner

December 07, 2011

What UP Wednesday!

What’s Up……

·        It’s FREEZING!!  This morning it was about 11 degrees with wind chills of about 4 or 5 degrees.  I headed out for a 7 mile run, but decided just to do 5.  I think that was plenty.  This picture doesn’t do the cold justice….my eyelashes were literally frozen, and I had ice crystals on my head and gloves.

I'm Sexy and I know it!  (Yes this is a hot look, if you are a Ninja!) 
·       I purchased this new Brook Baraclava (the headgear).  It helped keep my head warm and toasty this morning, but I can’t really get used to running with something over my mouth and nose – I kept lowering below my mouth to breathe.
·       Cold weather running sucks… means 2 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of pants, 2 shirts & a jacket, 2 pairs of gloves and something on your head, face and neck!  That has to add like 5 pounds to your body when running.
·       Speaking of pounds, yesterday was weigh in day at Weight Watchers – I have lost 10.8 pounds to date!!  (That’s 7 weeks if you’ve been counting)  Woot!  Woot!
·       I have to run 22 miles this weekend.  That’s a lot of miles!  Only 5 weeks til Disney!
·       It’s only 3 weekends til Christmas and I still haven’t finished decorating my tree (sigh).

What’s New in YOUR World?


  1. 10.8 pounds is AWESOME!!!! Congrats!
    And -- I HATE cold weather running, too.

  2. eeeek. its starting to get cold here finally as well but i have not been brave enough to face it yet. congrats on the weight loss! that is awesome!!!!

  3. I been eyeing that brooks one for a couple weeks now, glad I finally someone who has used it

    Congrats on the weight loss

  4. Congratulations on the weight loss with Weight Watchers! Congratulations!! Just looking at that picture makes me cold. Big kudos for getting out there and getting it done! :)

  5. Congrats on your weight loss!! I actually prefer cold weather to hot. I hate heat and humidity with a passion. I've got 12 lined up for my Disney 1/2 training this weekend. Fingers crossed that it goes well!

  6. You freaking rock for losing 10lbs. Way to go my friend you should be so incredibly proud.

    And yes I agree, anything below 20 degrees just freaking sucks.

  7. Congrats on the weight loss! That is freakin' awesome!

    I hate running in cold weather also. Best of luck this weekend!

  8. Great job on the weight loss! I've lost exactly one pound in that amount of time. Oh well, at least I'm not gaining.

    So glad we haven't gotten that kind of cold yet.

  9. Not that cold here.

    Congrats on the weight loss!

  10. Great job on the weight loss and I love my balaclava :) But it's not cold enough in MI yet for it to come out.

  11. I love California cold weather...that is mid 40s
    your cold...hmmm no

    so proud of your success 10.8 lbs! that is fantastic!!!!!

  12. It's been super cold here too! I just can't bring myself to run outside yet. AND, that balaclava thing would drive me crazy!!

    Woohoo! Congrats on your weight loss!

  13. Wow that's cold. The worst I've ever run in is 4 degrees but that was C not F. I've never come home with ice on me.
    Good work on the weight loss. Very impressive.

  14. Congrats on the weight loss!!! Okay, I won't complain that is was 28 degrees're dealing with much colder temps!

  15. Congrats on the weight loss!
    I don't think I could run with anything over my mouth and nose.
    And, don't feel bad, I don't even have a tree up, yet.

  16. I live in Hawaii where we don't get cold weather. However, I love to run when I take trips to the mainland, especially in Alaska where my daughter lives. I have to admit, though, that I don't think I would like to run in single digit temperatures.

  17. 10.8 pounds! Woo hoo!

    How'd the 22 go? I did 22 this past weekend also!

  18. Winter is here with a vengeance. I, too, will be a giant ball of clothes waddle running down the road ;)