OK, this morning I heard the newscaster say "well -5, -25, it really doesn't matter once it is below zero". I beg to differ.
-28F is what my thermometer said this morning. My floors felt cold. I set the interior thermostat at 68F and the house was only 61F. The guage is upstairs so it is 68F up there, 61F where we live most of the time. Brrr.
I was going to run 10 miles on the treadmill, until I saw Topaz's dejected eyes when I stated so. Ugh...
Pulling my winter running clothing out of the dryer I began to layer it on. After I was all dressed I began to put on Topaz's booties. He smiled and pranced with glee.
I told him we were only running until I became cold, then I was finishing my miles on the treadmill. He said it was a deal.
Keeping a close eye on Topaz I made sure he wasn't doing 'paw in the air dance'. He wasn't. He was running like this morning wasn't any different than any other morning. He bolted across the field, made a u-turn and came back to me as fast as he could. He laid upon the frozen tundra and loosened up the cement like snow with his paws so that he could chew it up. He continued to paw the snow, then rolled in the loose pieces that he had softened up.
4 miles, 36 minutes and that was enough for me. -28F (-41F windchill) is not the same feeling at -5F. It just isn't.
We ran up the driveway and into the house. Brr. I pulled off my winter layers and again pulled on shorts. Nice warm treadmill of 6 more miles. I didn't mind the treadmill at all!
Stay warm fellow Minnesotans!