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Cold Weather Running

Welp, these days are pretty much over…


I don’t think I’ll be running outside in tanks again until the spring!

Yesterday after work I headed outside for a 5k run, and it was pretty darn chilly. The temperature was about 6 degrees C, and though I was comfortable with a light jacket, I know that pesky colder weather is on its way. This morning while I was driving to work I noticed the temperature was hovering around 0. Eep.

I am not sure how much longer I’ll continue to run outside. It kills me to say this, but it may be treadmill time.

Running in the snow? That seems a little too hardcore for me… I am really in awe of winter runners.

Is anyone reading a winter runner? And do you have any tips for newbie winter runners? Like how to not hate it and also avoid frostbite?

It’s starting to get darker earlier also, which is always a bummer. I don’t mind running in my neighbourhood in the dark, but I do mind getting out of my comfy warm bed at 5:30 am and forcing myself out into the cold. It’s hard to remember how good you will feel after your run when you know you are about to freeze your loins (and nungas) off.

Last year I ran outside until about mid-November, and then I started hitting up this beast.

Silly treadmill.

Yesterday I did actually really enjoy running in the cooler weather though. I didn’t get too hot and I found it a lot easier to breathe, except my nose was so runny! I constantly had to wipe it with my sleeve. So gross. I’m sure I looked attractive while doing this.

I also made myself a new playlist, which kept me pretty pumped up. And just FYI, to keep me excited about running, I will try not to listen to any of the songs on my running playlist unless I am actually running. This helps me to look forward to my run, because I am excited to jam out to my playlist. Not a bad idea, oui?

I’ll add this to my Playlists page as well, but here it is if you are interested (if you click on the song title it will take you tot he song’s YouTube vid):

Cheers (Drink To That) – Rihanna
Color On The Walls (Don’t Stop) – Foster The People
Days Are Forgotten – Kasabian
I Like How It Feels – Enrique Iglesias ft. Pitbull
I Wanna Go – Britney Spears
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera
Reaction – Acres Of Lions (still loving this song)
Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO (Ohhh this video!!!! Kills me every time!)
Stereo Hearts – Gym Class Heroes ft. Adam Levine (highlight ;))
You Make Me Feel… – Cobra Starship

Food Stuff

So I’ve been really slacking at posting food stuff this week, but to be honest I’ve been really busy with work and I’ve been eating boring and repeat foods and I don’t really know what to say about them.

For example, for breakfast every day this week I have eaten either oatmeal with peanut butter and banana, or a whole wheat bagel with peanut butter and banana. Healthy and yummy, yes and yes, but boring and repetitive? Yes…

I love talking about food when the dish I have made is the meat of my blog post, but I don’t really like throwing it in as an afterthought, like “oh and by the way, here is what I ate today, since I have kind of identified myself as a food blogger and feel obligated to post this.”

That leaves me with a funny taste in my mouth, and I feel like it’s obvious when I do that. It also makes me less excited about blogging (obligation will do that to ya).

I like to give food the attention it deserves, but I also want to talk about the things that I want to talk about, ya know?

Sorry to be all ranty-pants, and I don’t know if anything will be changing around here. Just something I have been thinking about..

Anyway, cheers to the freakin’ weekend! I hope you are all dressing up and gallivanting around your cities! I’m pretty excited for Halloween festivities ;).

Enjoy your Friday!