It is here, winter. Each year it surprises me. Even more surprising each year is that I surprised by winter and I honestly mean this. Each year I think that I secretly think that yes it is coming but not yet and it won’t be that bad and then WHAM there it is and I am ill prepared. At least I own winter boots now, that is a plus. And I also have a semi-winter coat another plus.
Someone asked me today if I was planning to run through winter. Naturally my answer was yes since I am training for a race in the spring. We started talking about running in winter and the pathway and gear. I think that this conversation also played into my denial about winter. The entire time I am having this conversation I am agreeing with this woman. Yeah, run in winter. Yeah, need under armor. Yeah, I can do this. Until, I step outside and feel too cold to even go to the car!
Basically, I wish I lived in Nicaragua, Costa Rica or Ecuador.
PS In response to Dani’s post, I am going to do my best to have a special make up birthday when she arrives back in Calgary 😉