It rained all weekend long. After snowing all week.
You’d think that would be a good thing, but instead of melting all the snow like one would hope, it turned all of this into one giant sheet of ice.
I wanted so badly to run outside, but after almost bailing four times just walking the dog around my block, it was pretty clear the safest option was my treadmill.
I wanted to tackle a long run, but my patience on the treadmill is pretty low. After half an hour I tend to get really bored, start watching the clock, and complaining to myself about how boring it is. It is a great way to sabotage an otherwise perfectly good run.
But with the help of my laptop and Greys Anatomy, I managed to do a solid 5 miles. It took forever, because for some reason I’m slower on the treadmill than outside, but I did it and that’s what counts.
It also helped that I had Lexie there to talk to when I got especially bored. My treadmill is in my parent’s garage, and she refuses to stay in the house when I’m out there, so she just lays on the floor surrounded by crap and waits for me to finish.
You’ll have to forgive the crappy picture – I took it while running. That’s hard.
The good news is that the ice is pretty much melted by now, so by the end of the week when I finally have time to run again, I should be able to do so safely. Stupid snow really messed up my routine.