If I had a dollar for every time someone shook their head in disbelief and said…”I give you credit for running out there in that stuff…,” I could outfit the entire Erie Runners Club from head to toe in Under Armour cold gear.
I’m always surprised at their awe, but sort of enjoy the admiration. I sit up a little straighter — a tough-as-nails, die-hard winter warrior am I!
It happened again last night. I had to meet a business acquaintance right after I finished a brisk 5.5-mile run with eight friends. I arrived raccoon-eyed (thanks to non-waterproof mascara and spitting precipitation last night) with sweat-soaked hair and clothes.
He said…”Man, I give you credit for running out there tonight.”
I’m think: What? It’s perfect running weather! Dark, sure, but there was no snow or ice to slide on, no sun to burn my face off and not much wind.
I say: “You’d be surprised. Once you get going, you never really notice the weather. And, I’d much rather run in 40-degree weather than 70-degree weather.”
He just kinda shook his head. I know what he’s thinking: She’s nuts.
Don’t you love that?
They just don’t know what they’re missing.
* Do you ever amaze people with your winter-hardy running habits.
* How do you respond when people are amazed that you actually run…outside…in that…that weather (the horror!)?
* Does it make you laugh inside, too? If only they knew…if only they knew….