I did my long(ish) run on a treadmill. I was supposed to run 14 miles. I don't think I did that much although I can't be sure. I did complete 2 whole hours on the treadmill and really ... that was enough. Enough for perhaps forever.
|An entire suitcase of coats. Packed and ready to go. Also hats and gloves.|
|Preparing to face the cold in my new winter coat.|
The forecast was so cold that I didn't even pack for running outside. I did have a brief moment when I was walking from the car to the hotel where I thought I should have but then the wind blew and I was freezing and I knew I could never do it.
|This was the temp outside when I started. Brrrrrrrrr.|
|This is the torture chamber.|
It was so steamy and I was alone that I did something I never do. I decided to run without my shirt. I shut the blinds so as to not create an awkward moment between myself and a hapless traveler walking to their car outside. Then of course 2 minutes later a guy came to workout in the hotel. Oh embarrassing but I just kept going complete with belly jiggle. Tee hee. Sorry anonymous guy in the gym for having to put up with my belly jiggle.
I stopped a few more times during what totalled up to be 2 hours. Once because the treadmill stopped (they only go an hour) once because my kids came in to "help." and once because I was unable to figure out what I had done on my phone and the music had stopped. It all became very confusing. But I'm pretty sure I made it 2 hours. I can't rely on either the watch or the treadmill to account for that though because of the watches inability to travel and then the fact that I kept stopping the treadmill.
|This was the reward. We'll take one giant donut please. Oh and a bunch of other sweets too. This is at Mello-Glaze in Minneapolis which is clearly the best bakery ever. Thanks to Devon Palmer for showing us the light.|