Anything for a cancer cure, right? If you had told me yesterday that I would run in the snow, I would have called you foolish.
Well, it looks like I’m the fool now. The weather can never be too awful to not run for a cancer cure.
This morning I ran the Nike+ Women’s Half Marathon in the snow!!!!! The half marathon was part of a virtual run all over the world to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
According to the Weather Channel it wasn’t supposed to snow until about 2pm. I actually thought I would be in the clear. WeatherBug, on the other hand, said it would snow around 10am. But seriously, who actually even checks WeatherBug?
I had never seen the snow fall and didn’t even know what it looked like when it fell. The first 20 minutes, I was super excited, but as soon as my fingers started to freeze off, I was completely OVER the snow. The romanticism of white snow falling around me quickly faded. It was awful. The snow just came piling up on us. It was like the more we ran, the more snow we would encounter.
There was nothing great about being covered in snow, getting hit in the face with snow, and not being being able to feel my toes nor my fingers. My snow gloves didn’t even work! (Well, probably because I got them at the grocery store for $10.) By the time, I got to the finish line I just wanted to take off my shoes, yank off all the wet layers on me, and never be in the snow again.
The snow is NOT for me. I’d rather be indoors sitting by a fire and watching it snow from afar. However, I am willing to go great lengths for finding a cancer cure. Being outside in the snow, are you crazy?! After a hot shower, I’m still trying to warm myself up. It’s as if the snow penetrated my bones!
Despite being initiated as a crazy Seattlelite, one thing is for sure…I’m a Florida Sunshine kind of gal.