Shame on Me!!!

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. For those of you who do not live in Spokane or do and have not left the house in the last few weeks, it has been down right cold. Single digits cold and Mother Nature has been trying to keep me indoors.

On Tuesday, Roger and I bared the sub 10 degree weather and went out for a nice hour long run. It started out feeling like you where in an ice box. The cold air cut right to the bone and it took quite some time to actually feel like I wasn't going to die. The run went great all except for my hands and the ice blocks they became.

Fast forward to Thursday morning and I was able to talk Jessi into joining me for yet another early morning run in this wonderful weather. This time you would think I had learned my lesson and actually dressed for conditions. Here is a quick snippet from our pre-run conversation:

Steve: Morning, it is freaking cold out there.
Jessi: Do you need another jacket?
Steve: I think I will be OK, it is a bit warmer than Tuesday.
Jessi: What about some gloves?
Steve: Na I am good, my hands didn't get cold til the very end.
Jessi: Alright tough guy, how about hand warmers then.
Steve: OK, fine:)

After a couple of attempts to get a picture to prove we actually were out running in this crazy weather, we were off. From the beginning I knew this was going to be a tough run. Tuesday, it was just cold but this morning there was moisture in the air which means it feels even colder.

About 10 minutes into the run, my hand were frozen. Jessi was nice enough to loan me her gloves for about 15 minutes while my hands began to warm up. I can't say thank you enough for her letting me wear those gloves. I don't know very many people who would give up their own warm gloves in freezing weather, but Jessi did in true A+ style.

BRRRRR. I had ice on my ears!!!

The run itself was pretty uneventful but the pictures are absolutely priceless. Since it was again below 10 degrees and all the moisture in the air, our breathe began to freeze to our faces. Not just the eyelashes like normal but to our ears and cheeks too. I have to give Jessi props for being extremely hardcore and running with me.

Ice was actually forming on her cheeks. HARDCORE!!!

I would like to say that is looks worse than it was but I would be lying:) Just another run for the memory books. This was one of the craziest and yet fun runs we have had.


Spokane Al said...

I did not have a major problem getting out the front door until this week. With our recent warm up I had begun to move into spring and was not quite ready to head backwards into the deep freeze once again.

Good job in getting out there in the frozen elements and running.

Tiffany said...

Well, we now know what you would look like as a drag queen! Your eye lashes were just beautiful, darling! I wish we could see your earrings. Keve's new nickname: Snow Queen.

You two are ridiculously hard core. I can't believe you ran in that weather! Nice work almost IronMan! ;)

jessithompson said...

These are the moments that make the finish line of Ironman so damn sweet... you're hard core, B! Thanks for the laughs and the run.