But when my part in the second half of the testing was cancelled - I suddenly had time. and I can't even think how I might make up the steps on the Fitbit UNLESS I ran today. So I changed and headed out.
I even wore a hat. I NEVER wear a hat.
So I headed out - thinking I maybe had time for 5k. So started with my usual Haysboro loop, but planned to extend it up to Elbow Drive and then back down Southland.
It looked a little something like this. Wet. Windy. Snowy.
Right around Woodman Jr High, I stepped on what I thought was snow and drenched my shoe. This urged me on to finish faster to I put the pedal to the metal and hightailed it back to the office.
The actual run time was much shorter than 38 mins - I got held up at a couple of stoplights and once for a train crossing. It felt speedy to me. Especially since I kept flying across the intersections where any cars were waiting. Improvised speedwork.
Got it done. Even smiled like Meb (see below) for a bunch of it. (I figure if he can smile through an Olympic marathon, I have no reason not to during a sloggy snowy run)