Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The IceMan Has Indeed Cometh

Brrrrr…With authority, Old Man Winter has finally descended on New York!

Last night I took Harry (our two year old Yorkie) out for a walk. The frigid and gusting wind nearly knocked him off his feet! This morning Harry went outside, hastily “did what he needed to do” and headed back inside… In kinder weather he’d have dragged me all over the neighborhood sniffing everything in his path.

With extra time on my hands this morning and a burgeoning recommitment to running I headed out the door and into the 19 degree chill.

The skies were clear but the rising sun did little to warm the icy air whipping off New York’s East River. Eventually I warmed enough to take my hands out of my jacket pockets affording me the opportunity to run more naturally.

Five miles at an 8:30/mile pace. It wasn’t fast but it sure felt good.

"Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart."
-Victor Hugo

10 comments:

Bob Gentile said...

Way to Go Josh for running in that cold ---burrrrrr even after your Yorkie said get me back in side, you made the decision to Go RUN..Good Job!

JustRun said...

Way to stick it out in the cold! I, for one, am already tired for it and counting the days 'til Spring!

Morrissey said...

i really really hate this weather.....

Sempre Libera said...

You're braver than I am! I love running in the cold but not when I lose feeling in my fingers...

stephruns said...

oh boy, just like henry...he sniffs everywhere and everything while I freeze my butt off...and have to pick up his business with numb fingers..

good run in the cold! mine is coming up tonight and then..back onto the treadmill:-)

Uptown Girl said...

LOL, love the photo, not the weather:-p I ran last night and let's just say my fingers took about an hour to get feeling back into them!

Ben, aka BadBen said...

It's cold all over.

Happy trails,
Bad Ben

Ginger Breadman said...

the thought of trying to run with your hands in your jacket pockets gave me a good laugh. you need some warm running cloves. your dog is wise to head back in - our dog won't even go out to 'do what she needs to do' if it's raining too hard - she'll just wait 'til later. animals are hilarious.

Phil said...

5 miles in the frigid air at 8:30 is plenty fast eneogh. Just what is the wind-chill factor when running that fast?

Just12Finish said...

Eeow! It's been cold here in Dallas too. And wet. Nice job running at 19F!