thoughts on running (when it ' s 3 degrees and snowing)

Here's what my last run looked like in graph formatIt was approximately 3 degrees (yes above zero) with a slight breeze. First of all, I need to remember that 30 minutes out (and uphill) does not equal 30 minutes back (and downhill).  Note to self: Run longer. This run was especially painful.  My butt got really ridiculously cold (I am attributing this to the 0.5 mph wind that was blowing at my back on the way out...at 3 degrees even the slightest north wind is frigid).  This might not seem important, but it is.  My cold butt made it feel like I was running while trying to hold a penny between my cheeks.  Ouch.  By the time I was done, my legs were barely moving.  I don't know if you knew this, but you need your glutes to move your legs.  Just saying... On the way back the wind was in my face, which made my eyes water, and given that it was quite cold outside my watering eyes (combined with the fine snow that was falling) made my eyelashes freeze together which made it hard to see.  It's a good thing I was running on a relatively straight path with relatively few obstacles with my highly trained seeing eye dog. Sadly, the run I went on the day before this one, when it was -6 degrees, was better. Now that I've thoroughly overanalyzed 52 minutes of my life...I think I'll try to do less thinking and more running next time.