Only after my three-miler last night did I realize Northeast Ohio was under a storm advisory from the National Weather Service. The wind blew heavy gusts that knocked me sideways. My legs struggled to keep me on course.
The storm rolled through just before I set out on my run. As I was getting ready, rain pounded the roof, but the rain didn't last. Instead, those gales added adventure to my neighborhood route.
The wind was especially strong from the west, providing a tough headwind for the final stretch.
Despite the challenging weather, I still managed to finish with a sub-10-minute mile pace for just the third time all year.
After topping out in the mid-50s yesterday, the temperature is back down into the 20s today with a new coat of snow on the ground.
This week's forecast doesn't offer much in the way of good news, but what should I expect from the North Coast in the middle of January?