Total time: 15:53
Total distance: 1 mile
When Nature hands you a 45-degree day in the middle of a Polar Vortex, by God, you GO OUTSIDE.
I was feeling a little too confident, perhaps, after my previous treadmill run, and it became obvious that twenty minutes wasn't going to happen again. So I set my sights on a mile, and slogged my way through it. It was wretched and miserable. SO MANY PUDDLES. I tried my best to avoid them, but that was a neigh impossible task. My shoes and socks were soaked by the time I got home. (I was advised by my running expert friends to take the laces out - so they don't mold/rot - and then stuff newspaper in the shoes to dry them out. Voila!). My headband was pinching my head which was making me cranky. Even my iPod died before I was done.
All in all, it's done. I did it. It was awful (and wet and gross and slow) but I did it!