This weather sucks. I am sick and tired of sub-zero temperatures, especially when the snow looks so fluffy and soft. I don't own a treadmill, so usually what I do is pop in a Leslie Sansone dvd and run while she walks and talks. She talks a lot. She is very perky. I hate perky.
|This is EXACTLY how I look. . .NEVER.|
When the members of my running club, The Ohio Runners Network, were posting all kinds of trail runs for Sunday (my long run day), I was looking at the Weather Channel app and fretting. High temperature of two degrees? Really? Disgusting.
So, I decided to do something about it. I ripped off a throwaway suggestion from my running peep, Deidre, who wrote, "We should go to the mall with the walkers." Brilliant!
I posted that I was going this morning, and I was going to RUN, baby. Sheila, my coach from OneLife Fitness Coaching, was betting that I'd get stopped by a mall cop. She was interested enough in seeing that happen to make a call to the mall security to find out what time the mall was open to walkers. She didn't blow my cover.
|This is EXACTLY how I look when I'm stopped by a mall cop while running in the mall.|
And so I went. I did two miles in the mall, Peeps! Nobody stopped me, nobody yelled at me, nobody cared. I only did two miles because I got there later than I wanted, and as the mall started filling up, I was worried about wet floors from people tracking in the snow. Safety first. Next time I intend to go earlier; 9:00 is when the mall opens on Sunday to walkers, and I will be there. I think it would be best if I'm gone by 10:15 at the latest.
So, yeah, I BEAT THE SYSTEM. I RAN in the mall! Who needs a dreadmill?
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