WHAT I DID
Whew! What a day. Anticipating snow and ice, I bought a pair of Yaktrax yesterday. I went to sleep last night dreaming of waking up to several inches of snow on the ground and still being able to run. Only slightly disappointed, I woke to find a dusting of snow on the grass, and to roads that appeared clear and dry. Weather.com told me it was 20 degrees outside, and that it "felt like 15", so I bundled up and set out...only to come straight back to the house to get another layer and set out again...only to come back to the house when I realized the sidewalks and roads were covered in black ice!
I have a treadmill that I've been meaning to get moved into the house...so I decided today would be a great day to get that done. After I maneuvered it out from behind the boxes and yard sale junk that currently occupies the space meant for cars, I realized it wasn't going to easily fit in the front door. I decided I'd just plug it up out there and not have to change out of my cold weather clothes. I found an extension cord, got it untangled and strung out across the room...only to find it was not a 3-prong cord. Then I found a 3-prong cord, that wasn't long enough to reach....It was one thing after another but I finally got an hour in on the dreadmill.
WHAT I LEARNED
I learned that I'm really glad I didn't bring that thing in my house!! I want to keep it as a last resort, outside and hard to get to, lest I get in a habit of taking the "easy" way out and hopping on that horrid machine!!
I learned that if there's black ice out on the roads and sidewalks, it's most likely going to be gone by noon anyway. On a more serious note, I also learned that I really need to start stretching after my runs. I'm going to have to drag out the foam roller because my calves are really tight.
WHAT I'M GOING TO DO
I'm going to drag out the foam roller and stretch after my run tomorrow--which will be done out on the ROAD, even if I have to wait until noon!
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