I really enjoy morning running but there are some mornings when I just don't think I can bring myself to run outside. It just is too cold or the conditions are just not right.
Yesterday was one of those day and it looks like I may have started a trend for the week.
I woke up to 45mph winds! Even though the temperature was in the high 30s, I just could not bring myself to run outside. I decided on the treadmill instead.
The gym was pretty empty since it was mid Sunday morning and I just cruised along while watching Law and Order. I think as long as I have a Law and Order show to watch, I could run on the treadmill for a very long time. Running and reading the captions on the TV is one of my favorite things. Reading the captions distracts me very well so that I stop looking at the treadmill screen and focusing on how much distance I still have to run.
Sunday's run was 5.4 miles to finish out my week with even mileage.
I spent the rest of the day cleaning the house, baking blueberry muffins and watching some football. As the day wore on, I checked the weather to see how my Monday morning run was going to go. With predictions of 2-4 inches of snow and "feels like" temperature of 10F, I decided that I might as well hit the treadmill again. I packed all my clothes to change at the gym for work, packed my breakfast and lunch then went to bed.
Monday morning I woke up to no snow, but very cold temperatures. I think I could have probably run outside this morning but since I was already packed and ready to go, I just went to the gym. I was able to crank out 6.5 miles on the 'mill while watching another Law and Order. I hadn't seen this episode before and I was quite intrigued by the plot. The episode was about a killer who had three personalities and I couldn't keep my eyes off the captions because I wanted to know how they would break him! I think over a mile went by without me looking at the treadmill screen - it was a pretty good episode.
Tuesday is supposed to be even colder than this morning with a "feels like" temp of below 0F! I already know I have a date with the treadmill.