I ran this morning! :)
It was wonderful! It was only -7 so I geared up and tho I only went for about 35 minutes, it was great! I ran multiples of running for 4 minutes and walking for 2-3minutes, and did a loop down the river across the train bridge and back round and over again before heading home. I wanted to know if the paths on the other side were dried up...not really yet, so I'll have to stick to this side for a few more weeks. Which is OK as it turns out it's *really* dark on the side of the river with no streetlights (go figure), so I'll be sticking to the lit side of the river for now and just running on the lit path, unless I get one of those head flashlights or something. The part of the road I usually go on is all dug up with the construction, so I'm being creative as far as route.
I wore my thin running pants which was a mistake, as I was reasonably warm all over except my legs which were quite frosty by the end of it all - I need to find my thicker sweats. Microfibre balaclavas are excellent for keeping warm but not overheating so I thought my pants of the same fabric would rock - not so much. They just aren't quite warm enough for now. My iPod didn't like the chill either -it cut out about half way thru the run as the batteries were already low and they couldn't keep the charge in the cold...I'll have to remember to charge it up overnight or tuck it in an inside pocket.
I didn't know just how far I could go on the first day, so I thought I'd ease into it and just see how far I could go and what I could do...not too shabby really. I could've gone a bit farther if I'd not hit snooze a couple of times and run out of time, but I still managed to get in some good stretching when I was done.