This was an intense workout! Especially all the burpees. Ahhh, burpees - you never get any easier! I had sweat dripping in my eyeballs mid-way through this workout, and my heart rate was most definitely up as I huffed and puffed away. Give this one a try if the weather where you are is putting you off stepping foot outside: it is a great alternative to a run. Actually, I was feeling quite unfit at the end, thinking, how can I run 106km over 3 days (recently, in early November) but I can't do 20 good burpees in a row? I will definitely be giving this workout another go soon. Just not too soon.
Yesterday was a stay-indoors-and-eat-lots-of-stodge-and-sandwiches-while-watching-House-of-Cards kind of afternoon, so I bailed on any sort of exercise then, albeit a couple of quick walks in the -14 degree weather. However, the morning before (when it was -15 and morning was just about to break, that glorious first light part of the day) I did manage to get out there for the coldest run I have ever experienced. To do so, I had on: 2 pairs of running leggings, a pair of shorts, 2 pairs of socks, 3 tops, 2 sports bras, 2 pairs of gloves, a face scarf/wrap thing, a hat, a running jacket. My body wasn't cold (just my face), nor did I overheat shortly into the run, so I think I had just enough layers on for the weather. However, I made the mistake of taking my gloves off one hand while trying to adjust my face wrap/bandana thing (which annoyingly kept freezing solid due to my nose running and my breathing on it, thus it would then fall, frozen and with no elasticity anymore, around my chin, kinda uncomfortable). Ok, that was painful! My hand started to burn and sting with the cold straight away, so no more removing any part of my outfit. The run was pretty good, and I actually felt a lot faster than on previous days, and felt like the cold weather was helping my pace. The only negative part was my face was freezing as the face wrap did not stay put, so I'll need to invest in a proper face mask, and a proper beanie and ear covering too methinks. Then there'll be no excuse for staying put in my warm, cosy bed!
The weather is still faarkin cold today, but this is apparently nothing and will get a lot colder pretty soon. Hmm, can't wait for that! Still, it is quite beautiful with the frost covering the trees and plants. No snow yet, but plenty of frozen water from their sprinkler systems in the park nearby: