I went for my run and left the house about 3pm. My run started off great. It was easy, the weather was about 21 degrees with a bit of wind. The wind wasn't so bad until about mile 2 when I hit the Trestle Trail. Holy wind. I nearly blew off the darn thing. I should have learned from doing the Paul's Pantry 5k there a few months back. I made it across and had planned on going about another half mile so I could get to 7 miles total for my run but I decided to just turn back around and let the other side of my face get beat by the wind. My face was pretty much frozen in this picture.
|You can see the Trestle Trail in the background...goes right over a big lake.|
It only got worse once I was off the trail. I no longer had the wind nearly blowing me away but the snow picked up a lot and I was running straight into it. I could barely keep my eyes open and people were looking at me like I was crazy. I had a love/hate relationship with this run. I loved that I was doing it and not giving up. I didn't like the snow straight up in my face and how the wind and snow really affected my pace. At the same time the snow was beautiful and I enjoyed running in daylight again where I was able to listen to some music when I wanted to. I haven't had music on a run in a very long time and it was sort of refreshing to have again.
After my run, this is what i looked like. That is snow flying in front of my face...not snot. I look pretty disgusting in this picture.
Anyway I completed 6 miles. I'm glad I did it.
NOW the winners of the Wright Socks. Everyone needs to email me their name, mailing address and shoe size so I can forward the info to the company. They will be sending the socks directly to you. I am going to be more strict on the email to claim your prize. I will give you more time since the holiday weekend is here. To claim them, I must hear back from you by 12/27/11 at 8pm. If I don't, I will have random.org select another winner instead.
1. Jenn @ running with the girls
2. Carrie @ Prevail, Persist, Endure
3. Jen @ From FAT to FINISH LINE
4. Amylee @ Run My Guts Out
5. Courtney @ Third Time's A Charm
6. Jenn @ http://www.jennsadventures.com/
7. Kim @ Living Domestically
8. Sarah (Comment #27)
9. M. Adams (Comment #47)
10. Janice Brown (Comment #61)
11. Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner
12. Jill R. (Comment #101)
13. Suz and Allen @ Cows and Lasers and Everything In Between
14. Beth @ RUNNING around my kitchen
15. Ali Mc @ Running /w Spatulas
16. Karien @ Running the Race
17. Trish @ Begin Again and Again and Again...
18. Kiley @ DAILY VITAMIN F
19. Amy @ Juice Boxes and Crayolas
20. Penny @ Pink Hat Runner
Dang that took a while! I wish EVERYONE could win but I have more giveaways lined up for the near future!