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I thought I'd test my running shoes to see if I went sliding everywhere and to my complete surprise they didn't budge! Two things crossed my mind:hmm looks like I'm going to have to run for 25 minutes and secondly aha! but will I slip when running? Wow what an exhilarating run. Kept an eye on the path(I run round a park) to take care on any slippy bits and did it! Slower than usual but didn't fall and that was the important bit! Quite a few runners out and I was scanning their soles for spikes/yaktrax but didn't see any. I did find the cold air hard to breathe in, but not uncomfortable. Even managed to sing along to a song and felt the stares of people thinking, she's crazy and running in this!!!

Finally Laura said that's it,stopped walking and promptly skidded!! The irony, anyway only a little bit. So to think I wasn't even going to bother, and just order the spikey things. If anyone else has 'Adidas Response 19 cushion,' the good news is they do not slip. Hurray!!!

I'm shattered now :P

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SBG356 profile image

Well done Susie and for braving it, not knowing if you would be able to run or not :)

Yes, I found the cold air had me breathless a few times as well so had to slow down but still managed a sing-along too!! :D

Sue x

givman profile image

well done you!!

I invested in a pair of trail shoes for this purpose and find they give you that little bit more grip

Deryn61 profile image

Well done you! I have already posted how much I admire all of you doing this in such icy conditions!

I did weeks 1 to 7 in the gym and whilst I had to suffer the cold from weeks 8 on I didnt have to risk slipping on ice or snow!

smhall profile image

Beautifully done, Susie!! It sounds like the 25 minutes went by without much trouble and you are another run closer to that wonderful "Graduate" badge!! Well done!!

Keep Running!! :-)


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