Frostbite 10K

Frostbite 10K

I’m feeling a little frosty lately. I’ve gotten two e-mails in the past week that look something like this…


I mentioned to my Dad and Hubby that I was considering signing up for this race. They both gave me a funny look and a twenty second pause before they replied “That doesn’t sound like you…”

You see, I hate the cold. I don’t want to run in the snow. Ever. They couldn’t imagine that I would sign up for a race with the word “Frostbite” in the title on purpose.  I’m having a tough time believing it myself.

But I need a goal race right now and I do want to push myself out of my comfort level. The timing for this one is perfect and there aren’t a ton of 10K’s in our area.  It’s not always “frosty” when this race is run.

So I did it. I signed up. I will face the weather; whether it’s 30 degrees or 50 degrees. I will run like the wind. But hopefully not in blizzard winds.


Can we just rename the race the Sunny & Mild 10K? That would make me even more excited.  Regardless, it feels pretty awesome to have a race on the schedule!  Hopefully I can cross the finish line in under an hour.

Have you made any plans for 2013 yet?

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By | 2017-08-15T14:04:34-04:00 January 4th, 2013|Asheville / WNC Living, Fitness, Running|9 Comments


  1. gary brown January 6, 2013 at 1:34 am - Reply

    always enjoy your blogs pray you and your family have a very joyful new year

    • JulieWunder January 14, 2013 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much

  2. tina rice January 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    It’s a fun one to do!! Pretty easy course. Last year there was a run away horse loose along the course. Which made for an interesting run. LOL. You should do the Hot Chocolate 10k coming up in a few weeks as well. It is one of my favs! The course is fast and flat but with a beast of a hill climb to the finish. See ya at the start line! Happy Running!! To be honest..I would much rather run in the cold. You can at least take layers off if you need too. Can’t really do that in summer running weather. LOL

    • JulieWunder January 14, 2013 at 2:28 pm - Reply

      haha! I know– once you get moving it’s usually not too bad… but I have such a hard time getting out the door in cold weather!
      A Horse? That will be interesting!
      I have a scheduling conflict with the Hot Chocolate– I really wish I could do it!

  3. Dan Steadman January 5, 2013 at 12:34 am - Reply

    2 signed up for—the Traditional January Hot Chocolate 10k and just need to check my schedule and in all likelihood the Reedy River 10k on March 2 (technically still winter)

  4. Esther Sorensen January 4, 2013 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    Julie, You are awesome for running this race. I am sure you will do in your time space. You go Girl!!!!


  5. Gary Babb January 4, 2013 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Julie, take it from an old timer: we regret the things that we did not do in life much more than the things that we did do….go for it!!

    Good luck, Gary

    • JulieWunder January 14, 2013 at 2:29 pm - Reply

      Good advice 🙂

  6. Nick January 4, 2013 at 3:50 pm - Reply


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