Colorado has crazy weather, always has, always will. Yesterday was a beautiful day with record breaking temps in the 80's. A beautiful day and a fabulous 20 mile bike ride outside! It was a little windy but nothing was going to get me down. I was in short sleeves and really warm, wishing that I had warn a lighter jersey....can I say it again BEAUTIFUL!
This morning I get up and decide to do a pre long run run to see how things are feeling. I went out the night before and had entirely to much Mexican food, a couple of beers and enjoyed some lacrosse (side note: this was a first for me...how fun are lacrosse games!?!?) and had to little sleep. But it was a beautiful morning, the sun was shining the sky was blue and it was about 50 degrees. So I did an easy 2 miles and came home dropped the dog off and got ready to meet Kathleen out at Chatfield for a long run. As I'm getting ready to head out there some dark clouds drifting in.
But we decided to be tough and headed out to do around 10 miles. The wind was blowing but we hoped to be able to get it done before any other weather rolled in. It was nice to be out there running with someone and being able to chat. The first 8ish miles went pretty good. At around that point it was starting to cool off. I had to make a port-a-potty stop and Kathleen went on. I barley started to run again when the wind really kicked up and I looked down at my jacket and couldn't figure out what the white stuff on it was. Then I realized it was snowing!!!
And then it got bad. The rain/snow/sleet was coming down pretty hard and it hurt when it hit. The temperature was dropping rapidly and I wasn't dressed for this! Those last 2 miles were brutal! It was cold, my legs were freezing Me right after getting into the car. You can see how wet I am, and that's not sweat! Even my glasses have water all over them.
Poor Kathleen doesn't have the extra insulation that I have and she was so cold she couldn't get her fingers to work.Here's a shot out the window in the parking lot.
And this was on my way home. The weather got so bad on the drive home the visibility was about 100 yards and there was standing water all over the highway.
Ahhh I love Colorado. Fingers crossed for good weather for the 1/2 marathon next weekend.