How Cold is Too Cold to Run Outside?

This morning I had big plans of waking up and going on a nice long run outside. When I woke up this morning the weatherman claimed it to be 24 degrees outside! Ummm….Brrr!!

How cold is too cold  for YOU to run/exercise outside?

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Instead of dealing with the winter cold, I hit the gym with high hopes of running some major miles! I embraced the warmth of the complex gym. I had the place to myself so I spent the majority of the time maxing and relaxing on the treadmill while watching part of The View followed by some of an old What Not To Wear episode. I love when I get to pick what’s on TV in the gym! I try to plan my treadmill runs around certain television episodes so I am not bored while running. I could probably run for hours and hours watching some of my favorite TV shows!

Do you watch TV while running? What’s your favorite thing to watch?

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I pounded out a little over 7 miles on the treadmill. The time flew by while I was watching the tube. With only 31 days until the Disney Princess Half Marathon and 45 days until the NYC Half Marathon, I have to get my booty in shape to RUN! I feel better now that I have pounded out more than half the race distance!

After running my little heart out I got some stretching in.

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I know so many runners that are suffering from injuries right now. I am trying really hard to make stretching a bigger part of my routine. I don’t want to injure myself!

As Aileen would say, “ We want to be doing this [running] when we are 50 years old, so we need to take care of ourselves now!”

What’s your favorite way to stretch?

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After some stretching I did some work on my abs. I do have my wedding coming up, so I got to get my abs looking fierce!

Anyone have any ab workout suggestions for me?

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After all that I was pooped!

Incase you are wondering, yes that is my Inperspire towel wrapped around my neck. I wet it a little with water and it helps keep me cool. It also keeps the sweat from dripping all over the place. Sexy, right?

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  • Reply Nicci@NiftyEats February 1, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I like to watch Entertainment or Extra when working out…those good gossip news shows. Most of the time, I tune out b/c of my Ipod. It's around 34 in Texas, in my area, so I'm trying to stick to indoors right now.

  • Reply Marisa (Loser for Life) February 1, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Yep, it's way too cold in Philly to run outside. I was hoping to get out tomorrow, but it looks like it may snow here, too! Maybe, we can get out later this week???

    I like to watch Dr. OZ while I'm pounding on the treadmill at the gym 🙂

  • Reply Tricia February 1, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Brrr…thats cold. Great job on the treadmill!

  • Reply Tricia February 1, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Brrr…thats cold. Great job on the treadmill!

  • Reply Carly February 1, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I'm currently living in Maine, so I went running the other day and I think it was 7 degrees. Once you get going it's not so bad.

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  • Reply Jenny February 1, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    I am such a weather diva — I refuse to WALK outside (let alone run) if it's below 32 degrees!! Sounds like you got in a great workout in spite of the weather.

  • Reply Manderz February 1, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    On saturday with the windchill it was -10 degrees and I stupidly went out for a run!!! NEVER AGAIN!

  • Reply lauren February 1, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    I usually say it has to be above 32 degrees for me to run outside. I LOVE watching Sopranos or The First 48 while running on the treadmill. Hour long shows that keep my interest!

  • Reply Genesis February 1, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    by the time i get on the treadmill Cash Cab is on and I watch that for as long as I run. it never bores me. I love trivia shows.

  • Reply Rose February 2, 2010 at 12:07 am

    You look so hardcore! Go you!

  • Reply misszippy February 2, 2010 at 9:06 am

    I have yet to meet the temp that makes it too cold to run outside. I live in Md., so it's never tooooo bad, but I'll admit, some of my runs have been pretty cold lately. I avoid the treadmill at all costs, but when I have to, I either use my ipod or watch TV. The time drags for me either way!

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