Last winter, I ran on some brutally cold days. I had Yak Trax (which ended up breaking) and would even run on some relatively slippery days. If I had to get a run in, I generally sucked it up and did it.
But here's the thing, I'm not really that tough. This winter, I'm having trouble getting out when it's -15c (5f). What am I going to do when it's -30c (-22f)? Then there's the slippery aspect of things in the winter.
On Sunday I ran. It wasn't that cold, but there was a good layer of snow over top of some ice that had developed the previous day. I was testing out some new traction aids (which failed). At one point, I managed to roll my ankle (that wasn't due to the failure of the traction aids, but the fact that I couldn't see the pathway and by accident stepped on the edge of it). At another, I slipped on some of that ice (which I couldn't see) despite my traction aids. I wasn't hurt, but it does demonstrate the need to be much more careful out there. Ice covered by snow is probably the worst traction situation out there.
So, Santa, myself and my husband have consulted. This fitness machine has been demoted to the storage room.
|There's actually still room to use it in there. We have a big storage room.|
Something else will take it's place. No worries, I will still run outside. Probably not on too many -30 days though.
I might not be tough, but I'm also not going to be lazy.
Yesterday's HBBC points: 7 (60 minute swim, f/v)
Week to date: 10
Total: 104 (Yipee, I broke 100!)