In one of my pursuits to become a better person, I recently decided to make myself more available for the world around me.  This means not turning things down, and paying attention to things that may be a little out of the ordinary.

That being said, I woke up this morning prepared to do some interval training at lunch.  I also woke up with 4″ of snow on the ground.

I have two options:  Bag the plan and hop on the treadmill tonight…or keep the plan and try doing intervals in the snow and ice.

It is important to have goals.  If you don’t have a goal, then it is easy to quit.  If you have a goal, it makes it much harder to quit. In my pursuit, I decided to keep the plan, grab my winter gear and do my training.  As I expected, I was very happy I did.  It was one of those runs that will be remembered for a long time.  When I ran…in the snow…hard….

I had my face covered for the first interval.  This turns out to have negatively affected my heart rate.  I am assuming that the limited O2 flow was making my heart rate irregular.  That and starting out too quickly.

Once I was warmed up, I removed the face mask and my heart rate became much more predictable.

Intervals suck.  Intervals at 30 degrees suck. Intervals while it is snowing sucks.