Week 2 Day 1 & 2



Paying for 25 minutes on a treadmill 😦

Annabelle did well this morning. Remote starter worked (until it didn’t).

As I ran to the car at 5:20 am I was extremely glad I wasn’t outside.

-42 degrees Celsius

Thank you Weather Network for giving me this warning:

“Cold Arctic air has moved into Northern and Central Alberta. Frigid temperatures near the minus 30 degree mark combined with winds of 20 to 30 km/h will continue to give extreme wind chill values below minus 40. Wind chills will moderate and climb above minus 40 later this afternoon when the winds diminish. At these extreme wind chill values frostbite on exposed skin may occur in less than 10 minutes.”

As I walked into the workout room I was keenly aware that this group of people were regulars and I may be throwing off their entire system by grabbing a machine.

Knowing that I had to return home to shower and get my child ready for school; I braved the possibility of cold stares and angry patrons.

My first treadmill run was not inspiring. I saw all these fancy connections and buttons labelled “iPod” and “TV” and they both lied. Could it just be my old iPod refusing to be acknowledged by new technology? I didn’t have time to find out. The audacity of that machine of death. And there was no TV. Just none.

As I ran I noticed that my mind wandered far less. Being alone with my odd thoughts is one of the benefits of running outside. But maybe indoors the other people can hear those thoughts. They are rather loud. Friggin’ terrifying.

I compiled a list of pros and cons for each type of running:

Running outside
Pros Cons
fresh air the elements
fanciful imagination If I hurt myself I could have a far, slower trip home
rabbits If I slow down it takes me forever to get home
wheelbarrow man
ability to look like a fool and not care
Running inside
Pros Cons
Two words: climate control shared stale air?
fancy buttons that spur me to run faster and at a steep incline being terrified of my fanciful imagination
I don’t want to draw attention to myself


In conclusion, *ahem* running outside is better for those who are crazy (or hope to be one day.)


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