Having only taken up running this past March, I've never run during the winter. My plan was to do just that before I was forced to rest a strained muscle. Today, I tried to arrange a run to test things out but nobody was biting.
The vast majority of my running buddies don't run outdoors during the winter. It's not hard to understand why. It's freezing cold out and the streets are filled with snow, ice and slush. They either shift their training indoors or switch to weight training. Where does that leave me?
Sure, I can run alone, but I suck at running alone. What I need is a stop-gap solution until I join the half marathon clinic on February 7, and I need it quick. I've fallen into a comfortable routine that primarily consists of cookies and ice cream.