I could have taken the opportunity to cut the run short on 3 different occasions--the first when a few decided not to take the longer route and twice more when we edged dangerously close to where I live. So glad I didn't because once I settled in and decided to stick it out it ended up being quite awesome. Yes, running in the dark (with a head-torch and reflective stuff, this Brooks Nightlife top for me), sleet, rain, snow, trails, muddy pastures, and trying to stay out of the way of a police car on a narrow lane is my idea of weird fun. My partner referred to us as insane, lol.
Finally contacting a running club was a great decision, I might should have done it sooner but at the same time I am glad I waited to get something of a base built up. Everyone has been incredibly welcoming and making sure to look out for me since I don't know the area as well. It's certainly building back up my endurance and speed and I love hearing the sound of other runners' footsteps surrounding me again.
Off topic but my home state of Arkansas is bracing for a major ice storm. Hoping all my friends and family are able to stay safe, sound, and warm and that the power outages are kept to a minimum. The UK has been hit with a horrible storm as well, fortunately for the majority it has not been ice but very high winds and flooding.
3 Flamingos would have been a welcome treat after tonight's run even with it being so cold. Thinking of frozen yogurt makes me think of my friend Missy though, which makes me a little homesick (hi Missy!!!).
Best froyo evah.