Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I have posted this prolly about 5 times, but I don't think a 6th time will hurt :)

I HTFU this morning. Sometimes 50% of a workout is mental. This morning for example, went from sleeping in, to running on the treadmill for 4 miles, to hopping onto the trainer for 60 mins to 75 mins, to nothing at all, back to the trainer for 75 mins to then bricking the workout with a 4 miler OUTSIDE in the freezing rain.

Finally my brain woke up and I decided to first do 75 mins on the trainer. Whatever, I did it. Before I knew it, I was shooting a Gu and dressed to go outside for a run into the freezing rain.

Have you ever run through pins and needles? Brings me back memories of snowboarding in high school through freezing rain where any exposed skin is just pelted with sharp stings over and over and over again! This wasn't as bad since I wasn't moving as fast.

By mile 1, my glasses were fogged up and covered with water/ice. It was a great run though as my legs felt AWESOME. Something about the extreme conditions and good feeling legs made me feel all warm and cuddly inside. I was really happy to be outdoors for some reason. I guess I feel like a conqueror for finishing a run in those soggy/icy conditions?


  1. There is no way that I would have been out on a run with freezing rain pelting me in the face...ouch! I've done that in the past and it's no fun! Good for you for getting out there and getting it done! :)

  2. Good job getting out there and getting it done! Something about running in the rain/snow that just feels so hard core :) Gotta love it!

  3. funny video. way to get out there. I blew off my swim this morning. I was so exhausted. I am however about to head out into the rain. sigh.

  4. I love running in the rain during the SUMMER! I guess I need HTFU but I am not getting out if it is already raining! lol

    Good job on ya though!

    Fuuny, my word verification is HYDRO! lol

  5. Way to put some HTFU out on the road Jon. I loved this series and always hope for its return...

  6. So my little bro is a tough guy for running out in the freezing rain!! Way to go:) I am glad to hear that it was a good run and your legs felt awesome after!! Keep up the good work!


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