You probably already know that Kami is not too keen on running. What you may or not know is that she is married to someone who LOVES to run. Me. I even love running enough to do it in 50 mph winds. That's what I did the other day, and here are a few of my recollections.
It was sunny, which was part of what tricked me into thinking that this would be a good day to do my long run, which was supposed to be an hour and 45 minutes long. So I set out.
Very quickly, my senses reported to me that this was going to be tough! The wind was super strong along the waterfront, strong enough to whip the water spray all the way to me.
Since Puerto Natales is a pretty small town, there was really only one option, which was to run along a highway filled with buses and big trucks. Oh boy.
At one point, I kid you not, two big chunks of somebody's galvanized roof came off and flew, bounding across the road and into the fields on the other side, about 100m in front of me! I could've been taken out by galvanized aluminum.
Three times, I had to just stop and stand my ground against the wind. Frequently, the wind would push my feet around while they were in the air, making me stumble and get off track. I was seriously concerned that the wind was going to shove me a few feet over into the road into the path of an oncoming vehicle!
With about 20 minutes left, I took a breather for about 30 seconds behind a construction sign jus to recollect myself mentally. The combination of wind and sun beating on my face was intense.
When I returned, it was definitely one of the toughest runs I've done!