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Monday, January 04, 2010

Chilly 3 Miler

As I said earlier, today was incredibly cold (for FL) with temps dipping as low as the 30s last night, and today it didn't get above the high 50s. I know that's nothing compared to the cold some of you are currently experiencing, but to hear the words "wind chill" and "frost advisory" here in South Florida, well, it's as close as hell gets to freezing over.

So, this afternoon, I went for a quick 3 miler when I got home from work, and it was tough for me to decide what to wear. I really have a hard time when the temps are in the 50s or 60s: I know how to dress for extreme heat and extreme cold, but temps in the middle kind of baffle me. So, I decided on shorts and a sleevless tee. Mistake. My arms and fingers got COLD! (Yes, I am a wimp and will wither and die if I ever move back to an environment with a true winter.) I so should've gone with the long-sleeved tech shirt that has thumb holes so it kind of functions like a shirt with low-grade gloves. I guess I'll save that one for my run on Wednesday (the cold is supposed to persist all week).

Aside from the cold, the run was pretty good, and one benefit of running in cool weather is that I hardly sweat -- a glorious change of pace. But however nice the run felt, I don't have any digits for it since the Garmin again failed to locate satellites. It's a 205. I've had it for a little more than 3 years, and yes, all the data had been downloaded and deleted, and it was fully charged. Maybe it's got its toes halfway in the afterlife. I don't know. Or, maybe it too was just cold!

18 comments:

inmytummy said...

I hope this cold snap that's hitting the southeast goes away very soon!

Lauri said...

Hmm. I'm coming to FL in 2 days for the Disney half, and I was kinda relying on you for advice on what to wear. I was looking forward to the warm FL weather too, but I suppose it's better than the snow we have in NY.

teacherwoman said...

I can't believe the colder temps you guys are experiencing down there. Glad you were still able to get out there and run! Sorry about the Garmin, how pooptastic.

Carly said...

That is miserable!!! I hope it gets back to normal temps soon.

MCM Mama said...

I would definitely have been wearing more clothes than that! Sorry Garmin isn't working for you.

Nikki said...

I think your Garmin has just gotten used to running in the nice warm weather...it probably didn't know what to do in the cold!

ESH said...

My rule for temps (and granted I'm from Vermont...) is shorts until it turns 45 and then switch to capris. It has never failed me when I question what to wear (and every time I question it, I turn out either numb and miserable or overheating and miserable). And thumbholes rock.

The Running Knitter said...

I am the same way when it's in the 50's...I freeze! Good job on getting it done in the cold!

Badgergirl said...

Wind chills and a frost advisory in Florida? I didn't know that was even possible! Nice job getting the run in though!

Stuart said...

Arm-warmers? Trying clearing the satellite cache that might help?

Jess said...

I'm going to be in Florida in about a month before I leave for my cruise and I'm getting nervous that it will be equally freezing then! Not cool, I'm coming south to get away from the cold up here hahah!

I think Garmin was just frozen. He's not used to those chilly temps either!

Wes said...

I prefer to be a little overdressed than the other way around. I had three layers on top and two on the bottom on my run Sunday (high 34).

Viper said...

A balmy 30-degree run would be fantastic right about now.

Jamoosh said...

There goes the orange crop...

Heather said...

Sucks about your garmin . . . might be time for an upgrade. :)

I was just saying to my friend that we should take a little weekend trip to Florida. I think I'll wait until it warms up a little!

Becca said...

Oh to be in the 50's and 60's...we had -33 below wc the last several days! I've been forced to run on the dreadmill :(

Lorian said...

Just wait until Thurs and Fri. I am not sure if FL is the same as TX, but we are looking at some pretty cold temps!!

shellyrm said...

Sorry about the Garmin crapping out on you.

I'd love 50 degrees! I am really jonesing to be outside. The littlest has not be cooperating in the a.m. even on the few days that I would have braved the wind chill. Treadmill is starting to think I like him!