We've had temperatures from minus 6 to minus 10 C every day and all day this week here in Munich. I make myself get out first thing in the morning on work days - no discussion, but weekends my resolve falters. Getting a run in and a longish walk with hubby is a challenge. First of all there's the lie-in, then it was minus 11 this morning, so lunch first, then a wait, then a walk etc., etc. And then it's so cold. And then it's nearly dark. My walk yesterday was fantastic in the snow and sunshine. The lakes are frozen and people are out there ice-skating and playing ice-hockey. The life-savers were obviously practising rescuing people who had broken through the ice because they were trying to make a hole in the ice. Not easy! Despite 2 of them jumping up and down on a likely spot, nothing happened. They had to get a pick-axe. I did not envy the guy who eventually went into the water, but he didn't seem bothered! Brrrrr. (See pictures)
I finally ran at 4 this afternoon, just a short 6.5 km to appease my conscience. It is so cold! My glasses steamed and then iced up. My nose streams, blowing it puts me off my breathing. And yet I still get back drenched in sweat. Plus my phone keeps dying on me and not recording the whole run, because it's too cold. Now that does annoy me! I need a heated cover for my phone. So that's 4 runs in the freezing cold this week. They are exhilarating, slow and very challenging. In the mornings everything is icy, so I've got to be careful. During the day when the sun shines it's sometimes so bright on the snow I can't see the path. I feel a bit like an accident waiting to happen. Doesn't stop me running though.