BTW--I'm quoting the great Pedro Cerrano from Major League. He's talking about Jobu, but I'm talking about the treadmill.
I totally ran outside today.
I just couldn't pass up the sunny, blue-skied 30 degree day. It was AWESOME.
(Canada Jenn my respiratory therapist friend gave me the green light)
She said I've been off the antibiotics for over a week so I should be good to go.
I felt like a RUNNER again.
The first 4 miles were REALLY REALLY slow. I think I was still kind of afraid. I never ever get sick, so the fact that I got so sick kind of freaked me out. I was a bit apprehensive to do too much, too soon. But the thought of 90 minutes on a hamster wheel made me want to hurl.
So I ran really really slow and then negative split it as I got my confidence back. Still pretty darn slow as I usually run this route in 1:16-1:18, but I'll take it for now. It was an 8.2 mile loop and it was great. A fresh layer of snow even fell this morning just to make everything nice and white and clean.
So I've been hydrating all day and now I'm about to hit the hay....so far so good! Tomorrow's a rest day so now I feel like I earned it. :)