Brrrr summer disappeared today and it really was very cold. It didn't even reach the predicted maximum of 19deg. I went to the gym for an upper body workout but have recurring problems with my left wrist which is a bit restrictive lifting the heavier weights - very frustrating. I followed this with the Body Balance class before collecting Yelena to go to the BBQ Stakes handicap run at lunchtime. It drizzled on the drive there but the sun was out at the start of the run. However, I was only about a km into the run before the sky darkened, the headwind picked up and down came the rain. It wasn't just rain however, it turned into sleet which felt like hailstones and were actually quite painful. It was quite unpleasant for the next few kms and I'm sure many of us were asking ourselves why we were running! There were in fact 68 runners so it was an excellent turn out with many of the public servants being back at work after the Christmas break.
In the last 2km of the run the sun came out again and the wind dropped and although I was absolutely saturated by the finish at least it stopped raining. Gee, it was cold at the end though and it was good to enjoy a nice hot coffee with Jen and Yelena later.
Total distance: 6km
Time taken: 36:23
Tonight I'm wearing jeans and a sweatshirt. I can't believe that this is almost the middle of January. Where has summer gone?