It was BEAUTIFUL out today, it was a 'meh' run.. Well, it was and it wasn't. I had huge delays on 86th street going north, saw Pirate Cat (local Indy celebrity cat), restroom break because apparently I'm a camel, and then was almost hit by a car doing a 'U' turn on 86th street. I ran 10.10 at 1:23:08 or an 8:14/mile. That time posted is actually faster by a good 50 seconds or more, but delays and I didn't stop my app. Back at it tomorrow without the torture devices known as arch supports in my shoes.
Like many of you, this winter has been a struggle. I get it, it sucks. Running in 10 degree (f) temps when the wind chill is hanging at -7 is just not fun and makes running a chore. The snow hiding the ice is another challenge. But you do what you can to get the miles in. And then there are breaks in the weather and you get glories 35 degree (f) days like this. The running trails are still icy in spots, but it's 35!!!
Tomorrow it's trending to be around 40 when I run, with rain. But it'll be 40!!! I'm really behind on my milage so it'll be happy with another 10 miles in for my Sunday run. Just thrilled to be out and pressing forward.
I had to share the incredible story of Jake Tyler and his trip through Great Britain. I'm very envious of your trip but understand the struggle to find your path. And you are on it as I am on my own journey. If you ever travel The States you can always find a place to stay in Indianapolis. I am simply following in your footsteps of greatness. Happy trails my friend.
Somehow in the first 7 days of 2018 I managed over 20 miles in these temps. I was going for 12 today, but the new shoes aren't quite broken in yet and my feet were feeling it. Strange when 30 degrees feels like heaven, and I'll take it! I know other parts of the country are in a lot worse shape then Indy and I'm pulling for them. Running in temps hovering around 10f isn't bad.... but then there's the windchill which makes it 'feel like' -3 or -7. I know we have a lot of winter to come and hoping the worst is over for Indy and the north east. For those running in this or that have to venture out, just be careful and look out for each other.
Ryan (That's me)
Runner, writer, and a survivor. It's all about living the life you want and helping each other along the way.