Get off your arse, Dark!

Whoa. You know how sometimes you take a little break from cardio? But it’s okay, you’re still working out right? Weights? Or in my case, Silks! Climbing for a couple hours is a darn good upper body workout. So what was the big deal about skipping run or 20 because of the cold? Right? Right?

No. Bad, bad Dark.

When Dill and I popped out to Castle Gaiman for the weekend to celebrate Lorraine aka Quiche Me Deadly’s birthday, Kyle mentioned running, so I packed my shoes. My foot was a little sore from silks, but I figured a run would be lovely out in the snow.

Instead I came to the harsh realization that if I’m not skating, I need to be running. Because I could NOT keep up with the slow and steady jog that Elyse and Kyle were doing. Lovely people that they were, they kept turning around and coming back to run with me, but oh my goodness… I need to get back on the cardio!

My new pledge is no matter what thermometer says, I’m doing a 5k every day! Tonight it will be on the treadmill, since I can deal with cold, but I don’t want to run on the road in the dark. Tomorrow it’ll be outside before silks. No matter what, I’m running. No more lagging behind!

Nothing will be as beautiful as the view our little arctic running club had though…

That’s me and Kyle. I’m the one in back obviously. Photo by the lovely Elyse Marshall.

Oh! And I need a way to make my vibrams warm for winter running. I tried to run in “normal” running shoes because of the cold temps, and this is what happened:

Photo by Kyle Cassidy

So I’m thinking regular sneakers just aren’t my friend. They felt WEIRD to run in, like I had pony hooves for feet. Maybe I can just wear the weird toe socks with the vibrams. Because gross bloody toes are gross.