Or should I say WTF? We were greeted with a beautiful sunny morning for out TNT group training run. Within the first half mile everyone was bitching about the wind chill and the facial pain it was causing!
How could I put a good spin on this situation? I did mention that everyone would have those rosy cheeks that we all admire!
For some strange reason that didn’t work. Wind burn has a way of taking away your sense of humor….
The park that we run in is absolutely beautiful because of the lake that we run around and the surrounding foliage, but not today. As we ran pass the lake almost everyone was holding their hands to their face to protect it from the wind. Of course I wanted to scream like a little girl but being the coach, I just cried within.
We eventually did find tree cover to block some of the wind but it was still cold.
Other than inhumane running conditions, the team did a fantastic job of completing their assign mileage. These people are amazing!
I sometimes feel bad for driving the course in my car(to ensure the safety of everyone) but I get over that pretty quick.
I continually tell them that it will get warmer and the running will get easier in the warmer temps, but they aren’t buying that anymore!
So, I am waving the white flag of surrender to Old man Winter. I put up a valiant fight but to no avail. I have been beaten both mentally and today physically by a better opponent.
I’ll give you your props Old Man………..