Okay, first and foremost. I wore boots last week. Yes, boots.
[and I swear I had just cleaned this mirror, weird]
It was 78 degrees for one day and I was all over it.
Unfortunately, my coach knew it was 78 degrees for like 14 hours and asked, "Why aren't you running outside?" I gave him 84 reasons why then today..........
I sucked it up . . . . opened my front door. . . . . then, I shut it. But then I opened it again . . .
And . . .
For the first time since December 2010 . . . .
Ya, you read that right.
o u t s i d e.
Yes, it was a nice 70 degrees outside at 6:15am.
How do you guys do it?
Here's just a snippet of the non-fun I had....in numbers.
9 - Recovery Run miles I slowly slogged
1 - number of times I was seriously close to getting hit by a car. The man was sooooooooooo focused on getting right into that McD's breakfast sandwich he picked up all 4.4 seconds earlier.
2 - number of times I was asked by high school cross guards "how many miles are you running?" [two different cross guards]
3 - Neighbors who saw me and tried to hold a conversation out their window. Joe, you were by far the most entertaining. Do you guys wear shirts that say, "in training" or "no time to talk" ? Just curious.
2 - honks received from landscaper guys.
2 - middle fingers each landscaper guy was shown after above mentioned honk. [why do guys think women like this? I'll never understand.]
1 - random dog that ran out / off it's front yard after me.
1 - dog owner who yelled at me, "Stop! He just wants to smell you." I turn back like you're freaking joking [but didn't say a word]. Then she says [no joke], "Stop or he'll keep running after you." I stop. He gets his sniff on. And this lady knows her crap - - - -he runs back towards her.
0 - percent chance I'll be running outside tomorrow.
And you guys ask me how I can handle running on a treadmill?!?!
I got back to see a text from Mr PRR himself:
"Outdoor run? OMG!! You okay? Is the power out at home? My thoughts & prayers are with you!"
Can someone please tell me:
1. How you avoid talking to everyone you know without being rude
2. Avoid crazy dogs
3. Avoid getting run over [no, I was not running with music/iPod]
Would greatly appreciate your input.