Yesterday the GTA was hit with our typical spring snow fall. Well, typical in that the snow fell, a-typical in that 11+ centimetres fell over the course of 12 hours.
So, our planned hills were cancelled and in fact our group leader suggested via email that we run them on a treadmill if possible.
So, I did.
After supper with the family (a lovely unrushed affair because I wasn't on a timeline) and nursing the baby to sleep (GAH! The baby is almost 7.5 months!), I headed out to the gym at the grocery store and got on the treadmill.
I had a tiny post-it note with cheat times and mileage on it so that I knew when to ramp up the hills and speed etc and off I went. The gym was empty, TLC taught me all about Sister Wives and Charlie Sheen and after figuring out that I needed to actually hold on to my cheat sheet (it fell twice), I was in a huge zone.
5 hills plus warm up and cool down took me an hour and 8.4km.
Did you know that treadmills go into cool down mode after an hour?
Neither did I.
I felt so good after getting the hills done even though while I was running them, I was cursing the 1/4 miles.
So, does this make me crazy or just a typical runner?