Annie and I have been up with the lark for the last three weeks for a 7a.m. run for 30 minutes as part of preparing for some forthcoming 5k and 10k charity runs and also to try and lose some weight and improve our fitness. The good news it is working.
Sometimes in the last three weeks the temperatures have been around zero and slipped to sub zero on a coupe of occasions. On one of those mornings we had to run the whole journey holding hands because of the icy conditions underfoot.
This morning it was just too cold at MINUS 9 DEGREES - So we took the ‘soft’ option to go to the gym and run on the treadmill at 7am in the warm.
It was more slippery outside than ever – indeed it was treacherous underfoot.
Holding hands because of ice is one thing but as much as I love her there is no way I can piggy-back Annie all the way.