Sunday, January 9, 2011

FYTO Virtual 5K and Determination!

“If you're waiting for hell to freeze over, you're skating on thin ice”
Anon

Out here in Québec, Canada...we literally Froze our Thorns Off during today's race. Also, if you've read Jamoosh's report for this race, you already know that the instructions were not so clear and that some of us runners ended up getting lost ;) Although, being female, "I" asked for directions and only went 7 extra miles out of my way and not 19! Uhumm...(seriously, you are a machine Jamoosh!)

So yeah, it was slow going today and if I take my average pace per K for the 16K and multiply it by 5K, I end up with a time of 37m09s. Not too excited about that time, but I got out there today and I'm pretty excited about that :)

Thanks for organizing this cool race Adam and for being so lenient about the rules. I think it's great that you put all this together and actually had a real race out there...I wish I lived closer (I wouldn't mind your weather either!). Oh and I saw your race report...you, Sir, are one speedy fellow...Wow!!

Determination!

Let's just say I've used up every last ounce of it over the last week. I've felt like staying inside wrapped in a warm blanket, drinking something warm (or alcoholic), while reading a good book...sigh. But, I got out there and did what I had to do...and Yes, I was pleased with myself for getting it done and No, I didn't regret it. Still, given the choice...well, I guess I always have a choice and I know which one makes me feel better in the end. Ultimately, I'm glad I'm hard-headed and determined...even if I have to dress like this:
Yup...I'm the ninja in front trying to take a picture of the three of us as we near the end of our 16K  :)

Have a great week everyone!
Cheers!

30 comments:

Jill said...

Hahah, glad you didn't get 19 miles lost like Jamoosh :). I don't know how you guys get out in those temps, I am such a cold weather wimp and am on the treadmill first sign of a snowflake ;). Congrats on a great race, in thorny conditions!

Melissa said...

Congrats on a race in such extreme conditions!!

Lisa said...

i feel like such a weather wimp - even though i've been getting out in cold weather lately (~20), i don't have to battle snow and ice

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

OMG!!! I'm shivering just looking at your blog header pic!!

I am a TOTAL wimp over here in California!

Nice job!

and now, noo complaining for me this week.thx

ajh said...

Looks colder for you. I didn't need a face mask! Good job getting out there.

Kate said...

You rock, Anne! Nice job, ninja runner! :)

Caroline said...

Bravo Anne!!!! moi je m'ennuie des hivers Quebecois!!!

MomRunningFromCancer said...

Great job Anne - this time of year is tough! Not only the holidays but the weather and lack of sunlight all have a dramatic effect on my motivation. After skiing for a week - tomorrow morning will come too soon and will bring a run and heading back to work.

Meg said...

Gosh, I have no words to describe the respect I have for you SNOW RUNNERS! YOU-JUST-ROCK!!

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

I'm just picturing you out there inhaling snowballs as you run. NOT FUN!! But I respect the fact that you are one tough hot mama!

Nellie
http://midlifecruiser.blogspot.com

Jamoosh said...

Someone who was actually "freezing their thorns off..." Great job getting out there and persevering in the cold.

kilax said...

Way to get out there in that nasty weather! Do you wear YakTrax or something similar in the snow? I am so nervous about running in the snow!

Jennifer said...

You are so hardcore! Great job on the extra long race. Stay warm!

Heather said...

The new header looks great! and also makes me cold! Way to go! You got out there and did it...like a ninja!

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel said...

Man, you're totally hardcore... And I just sent you an email, but I redrew for the microspikes and you won! Should make running up in Quebec a little easier this winter!

Iron Mike said...

Having clicked over to Adam's blog to see what running mastermind created this virtual race, I'd have to say it's preferable to see snow-running ninjas versus Adam's naked pics.
Disturbing.

As for YOUR run, glad you had fun in the cold!

Amy said...

Very hardcore! those temperatures make me want to hibernate til spring!

Black Knight said...

You are an extreme runner, congrats. How can you run with all those clothes on? Brava Anne.

Andrew Opala said...

I like this ... I feel much better.

You chicked me with your 37:09!

Kevin Bessette said...

C'est qui le beau gars qui cour avec vous autre sur la photo?

Wifey said...

Oh, but you make a FABULOUS ninja indeed.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Beth said...

That's a great picture! It's been so cold here, too. I just keep telling myself that it will just be a few more weeks. Way to get out there!

Darlene said...

I nominated you for a Stylish award - http://myfirst5k.wordpress.com/2011/01/13/im-stylish/

ajh said...

Yes to VCM in 2012! And I'll get up to Quebec one of these days.

MomRunningFromCancer said...

Hey - I see that Darlene nominated you for the Stylish Award . . . so did I.
check it out - We miss you!

http://momrunningfromcancer.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award.html

Johann said...

I like that Ninja look! We live in such opposite worlds. I just ran an Ultra in 35C with no shade and here you are freezing out there. Well done for getting out there in the cold!

Nitmos said...

Great job! It looks damn cold out there...much like here!

Adam said...

Sorry that I am just getting to commenting...

Nice work out there! LOVED the last picture. Like I said, probably one of my favorites :)

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

No waaaaaay!! That's is butt cold! Did you guys rock the snotcicle look? :)

Matty B. said...

Anne! Congratulations to you, you awesome woman! One sticker winner was unable to accept their sticker and so you, assuming you give me your contact information, are the proud new owner of your very own unicorn sticker.

Have a great weekend and just send me an email.