So ..... I have just tried it . Freezing wind today made me almost chicken out of a run but then I remembered that I can use the gym at my sports centre . So first a zumba class, coffee then body balance and finally took a deep breath and tried the treadmill. What an odd sensation to be actually running on the spot as the distance goes by under your feet. The tree I could see outside remained tantalisingly close for 30 whole minutes. I didn’t have my running shoes with me but my trainers were ok since I think it is a kinder surface to run on than the uneven off road I usually do.
So what do I think? Well I was dry and warm , i could listen to my music and lose myself in a slow but steady pace, I wasn’t alone and I did manage to stay upright. I think I prefer the great outdoors but at least now I know I have absolutely no excuse for not fitting in my running days whatever the weather throws at me.