One of the last things that I wanted to do yesterday morning was to participate in Stockholm Icebug Winterrun. I went skiing at Stadion instaed and when I got home my running partner canceled her participation. Then I definitley saw no reason to go out in the snowy and rainy weather again and planned for a tour to SATS and visit the treadmill. But at 14:00 I cahnged my mind because I had no real reason to not go. I had zero injuries, I was not sick, I was just not feeling for it but am I a quitter? No.
So I took the subway to Söder and went to the mile long que in order to pick up the race number. My feets were freezing like crazy although I had my water proof winterboots from Timberland on but anyway I started to feel for running. There is something special with races.
I had lots of clothes on and was running in a fleece, rain jacket, doubble wintertights, whool skisocks from Gococo and a pair of old but comfortable Adidas Adios Boost shoes. Not the most usual running outfit but I was only freezing a little bit before the start.
At 16 pm the pro-runners started and at 16:10-ish me and my fellow joggers had to start the first round of the 5K loop though the snow, ice and water. The first 100 meters I tried to keep my feets out of the wet but hey, it was wet everywhere so I thought whatever. After a few kilometers when I was going to look at my watch I saw it was not on, but whatever, the time was secondary (or not even that) important to me so I just ran. And I actually liked it from the beginning. It was fun and my legs felt for running and so did I.
The first round I was just jogging around and the second one I did the same. This race was a Saturday evening session for me. I had a good feeling all around the route and it was not as bad as I thought. I don’t care that I did not do my best I had more fun than if I had visited the treadmill at SATS and I made a deal with myself before the run. If I survived the Winterrun I would get a weeendtrip this travel free February.
Quite a good deal beacuse I survived the run with a good feeling, conquered the winter and got a medal to my collection.
/ Pernilla the Bredolt