When hurricane Sandy was rolling in, I had to get to the pharmacy. On my short drive there, I saw a woman out power walking in the driving rain and thought:
I had to remind myself of the same thing when I took my new Garmin Forerunner 10 out for a test run on December 26.
The Weather Channel App said that it was snowing,
so I bundled up.
I walked to my starting point and turned on my Garmin Forerunner 10. It took a bit longer to find the satellite signal than my Garmin 405 usually does, but that could be because it was its first use. Once it was ready, I hit the start button and began my run.
After I turned the first corner, it felt like my face was being pelting with sleet, and it sounded more like sleet than snow. As I started up the first hill, I noticed that the road was a bit slick, although I never lost my footing. As I neared the edge of my neighborhood, I was debating what to do. The precipitation felt wetter and wetter and I could barely see because my glasses were covered with drops of water. To run beyond my neighborhood, I would have to use sidewalks–which were untreated and accumulating a layer of partially frozen slush.
I decided that continuing to run would be more dumbass than badass. There was no reason to risk a twisted ankle–or a cracked Garmin!–from a fall. There was no reason to risk a cold from getting soaked to the skin with icy rain. Since I was keeping my Garmin dry under my jacket sleeve, I couldn’t even see the display, so it wasn’t much of a test run. I opted to head home, running halfway up my hill to minimize the time I would have to spend walking in what had become quite miserable weather!
Another check of the Weather Channel App confirmed what I had learned first-hand.
When I got in the house I realized just how soaked I was. I had to change clothes completely before I could round out my workout time with Jillian.
This DVD jumped into my cart when I was doing some last-minute Christmas shopping. I have several friends who like it–I’ll let you know what I think when I’ve made it through all three levels! After 20 minutes with Jillian, I did my 7 minute plank routine. I had to keep reminding myself of this motivational mantra to finish each 30-second plank.
Do you know the difference between badass and dumbass?