This morning I believe the wind chill was around, or below, zero. That meant it was time to finally break out the face mask, especially for a long hour+ run. #HWI #Run4Water #WhyIRun #RiverBankRun #Winter #mask
Some people see my Winter running photos and refer to me as “hardcore” but I’ve never really felt like I really fit that label. When I think of hardcore runners I think about the ones that are running twice as fast as me or doing ultra marathons. I can see though for people that or more of the casual, or fairweather, type of runners, or especially not runners at all, my Winter running could look extreme.
What might be deceiving from those photos is even though you see my beard all frozen it’s not like I’m on the brink of frostbite or anything. In general, my Winter runs are pretty comfortable. My biggest struggle is losing traction and being slowed down, but also requiring more exertion which takes it tole on my running pace later on.
Ultimately, part of the reason I’m so dedicated to running goes back to the fact that there is still a need for clean water access in our world. That is the one key that keeps me going.
Give to clean water: https://timn.me/2020HWI
15 °F Light Snow