Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Feelin' Full of Myself Today

Guess what! I just went running and IT'S TWENTY-SEVEN DEGREES OUTSIDE. Brrr! This may seem downright toasty to hearty people like Paul Greci, but to me it is dang cold. By the way, the thought of Paul's post when I was considering skipping my run was one of the motivating factors that got my butt out the door. (Thanks, Paul!) I also knew how much better I'd feel after the fact since I'll be sitting all day. The final push: my buddy Debra and I are running later this week, and I don't want to be a slacker and not be able to keep up. I'll show you a picture of Debra and me from last summer.

Don't we look warm?

I have to confess here that I only run two miles. It's what I ran five years ago and what I plan to run five years from now. While my husband and Debra sometimes train for distance runs, I'm totally satisfied with two miles. This may make my running feat today seem less amazing, but don't let it. I'm totally feeling full of myself, and I don't want anyone to burst my bubble. Did I mention the thermometer said it was just over twenty-four when I got home? It did. And I'm feeling cool (in more ways than one).


Now I'm ready to edit chapters and leap tall lattes at a single bound.


Leave a comment if you'd like to tell me how brave I am, facing the cold the way I did. If you don't think it was a big deal, I guess it's okay if you comment anyway. ;) Okay, I'm teasing. Kind of.

23 comments:

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

You are very brave and I'm very jealous. I don't run... well not unless I'm being chased by a madman with a chainsaw but I do walk. Oh and there is the yoga, I love the yoga.
You have a lovely week.

Dawn Simon said...

Hee! Actually, I hear yoga is better on the joints. I've never tried it, but may at some point. I also like walking.

You have a lovely week, too. Stay away from madmen with chainsaws. ;)

Paul Greci said...

Running is running, no matter how warm or cold. Good for you for getting out there. Walking is great, too.

You're post is inspiring me to get out there and run today. Thanks!

Best of luck with your writing!!

Travener said...

I went running this morning, too -- straight from my car into Starbucks for a hot chocolate.

Tere Kirkland said...

LOL, I ran for the streetcar this morning, does that count?

And of course it was so cold this morning, 67 degrees, brrr...

;)

Dawn Simon said...

Paul, yay that we're motivating each other!

Travener, that made me laugh. :) I so relate.

Yes, Tere, it counts! We're all about positivity today. Still, you are getting no sympathy for your 67 degrees comment. ;)

Michelle said...

yes very brave! and energetic as I sit at my computer this morning not very energized. Go girl

Solvang Sherrie said...

We've had a cold snap here, too! My car said it was 36 when I took the kids to school this morning and I live just north of Santa Barbara. It doesn't get that cold here very often!

Congrats on venturing out in that weather. I stayed inside with some hot tea :)

Tamika: said...

You tip the scale at awesome Dawn! I would never be able to drag my feeble bones through that cold torture!

Bane of Anubis said...

Gosh, I hate running, so even 2 miles is a bear.

Dawn Simon said...

You guys are so awesome, humoring me!

Thanks, Michelle!

Holy schmoley, Sherrie--36 in Solvang?! I'm from Southern California and have spent sooo much time in Santa Barbara. That's wild. I love having warm beverages inside when it's cold outside! Sounds like a cozy day!

You are always so sweet, Tamika. <3

Thanks, Bane. :)

storyqueen said...

I'm kind of impressed. No, really, I'm totally impressed.

Leap those lattes!

Roni @ FictionGroupie said...

Way to go! I lifted a roast out of the oven--it was very strenuous. Does that count as exercise? :)

Dawn Simon said...

Thanks, Shelley. If you saw how slowly I run...oh, never mind. Just picture me fast! :)

Heck yeah, Roni. ;)

Stephanie Thornton said...

I thought of Paul's blog post today too, but I didn't go running. I went out to dinner instead. :) But if it's over 20 tomorrow I think I might go running.

I found your blog via one of your comments on Tamika's blog. I'll be back- your blog is fun!

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

You are a brave soul. I know from experience. In college I'd be out running in snow storms. Blizzards. I had to keep on runnnnniinnnnggg. Can you hear Forrest Gump? :D
~ Wendy

Abby Annis said...

Good for you! I need some of that enthusiasm. It's not near that cold here and I prefer to stay indoors. The running part may have something to do with it... ;)

Jody Hedlund said...

I remember that post of Paul's. Was it the one with his very old neighbor running in subzero temps? Oh, yeah, we have NO excuses!

Deb@RGRamblings said...

I need a temperature converter. We're on celcius up here, it was
-30 yesterday and a balmy -21 today.

I'm impressed that you run! Seriously, I only run if the cows get out and even then, only if there's no one else around. :)

Dawn Simon said...

Stephanie, your comment was funny. Going to dinner ALWAYS sounds good to me (my poor husband--if only I liked being in the room with that big hot thing that's next to the big cold thing). Debra and I have another run scheduled tomorrow. That means someone else is holding me accountable, so we won't cancel unless there's ice. I wonder if we'll get snow tonight... Hee! Thanks for the visit and the follow! I've seen your comments at other blogs before, too. I checked out your blog, and I like it! :)

Wendy, though I went to the University of San Diego, I totally get what you're saying. I enjoy running--I'm just not that great at it, and I clearly need praise for running in the cold. Correction: the BITTER cold (I realize I'm workin' it, but did I mention it was just over twenty-four degrees?!)

Abby, I love the Great Indoors! A sandy beach in a tropical climate can get me longing to be outside, though. ;)

Jody, it's funny how we all remember that one. No excuses!

Thanks, Deb. Thinking of your early snow, I almost included you in that post. Funny about the cows!

Natalie said...

My hat goes off to you. When it's that cold I can't even drag myself to the gym to run on the treadmill, much less actually run outside! You are my hero.

Jennifer Shirk said...

UGH, I can't imagine running in that weather!

I just came back from my run--at the gym. I did 2 miles, too. I would like to do a little more eventually, but my body isn't having any of that quite yet. LOL

Dawn Simon said...

Thanks, Natalie. :)

Go, Jennifer! That's awesome that you have a gym membership--and that you're considering going farther than two miles. As you know, two miles is it for me. I remember you mentioning exercise on one of your past posts. If I run in the morning and have a Frappuccino in the afternoon, I feel more energized when I write. *Note: the run is only two or three times a week while the afternoon Frappuccino is a Monday through Friday thing...