The dreaded treadmill

So as I said yesterday I ran 8 miles today. But I did it on the ::dun dun duhhh:: treadmill. Ugh! I know!! The second I stepped outside it started freezing raining on me. Having seen a few weather “sources” on Facebook I’ve concluded that there is a possibility that North NJ might get snow this coming week. And as a runner, I am very unprepared. No underarmour, no running gloves, I don’t even have running specific socks! Aghhhh!! Do I need all this gear or is it just the running industry trying to make another few million dollars. I’m too naive to know!

So anyway, back to my run. I tried the clifbar version of Gu and it was terrible! Not the consistency, which is the number one complaint I’ve heard, the taste. Gross! I had the expresso flavor and it was terrible. It tasted like what I imagine drinking straight out of the bottle of syrup from Starbucks. Except without coffee to dilute it. Awful! So I think I’m all about the shot blocks unless I find a flavor I like.

I got to watch most of Pirates of the Caribbean during my run so that was a plus for the treadmill. I just find myself getting bored on the treadmill. I don’t like the thought of being stuck in one place. Because I live on a college campus I will switch up the location of my run when I’m bored. I’ve even taken my runs to the trails on this campus because they are beautiful, especially this time of the year.

I’m just not looking forward to the weather getting any colder. How do I prevent getting sick? I’m already taking my vitamins and vitamin C. Should I increase my c intake? So much to consider!

xo Liv

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