it is twenty-three below zero right now (11:55pm) and they are forecasting an overnight low of -31 degrees. That's actual temperature, not wind chill! Kind of exciting and great fun for this Michigan boy. After watching a meteorologist on television throw hot water into the air to see it turn into snow before hitting the ground, Karen and I decided to try it out. See the video below for the result.
I'm loving this cold snap! Wouldn't want to have these temps hang around for more than a few days, but it sure is fun for now. This morning I was out in six-to-eight below zero temperatures for my fifteen mile "Park Loop" training run. I was quite comfortable, even a bit on the warm side, and enjoyed the weak sunshine and lack of wind. Before heading out, I replaced the worn out screws on my screw shoes (see picture below). I never slipped or slid a single time in spite of the icy, snow packed roads. If you haven't tried this, give it a shot. Use 3/8th inch #8 hex-head screws. And no, you don't need to put in nearly as many as I do on my shoes (I tend to get carried away). Hey, I much prefer cold weather over hot for running.
Karen and I also had a great time downhill skiing last week at Eldora. Between running, skiing, snowshoeing, and throwing boiling water into the air, this is turning out to be a really fun winter!
|Taking a lunch break on a snowshoe trek to Bierstadt Lake.|