This will be a short one. Here's the story: I don't like running outside in the winter. Once a week, I brave it because my friend Paula goes with me, but otherwise, I go to the basement in my shorts and t-shirt and run on my handy treadmill. Besides the warmth, it's also nice because I don't need a babysitter.
The downside is that can be boring, especially when I have a lot of miles to cover. Today I did eleven, but I had strategies to combat the ennui.
I started the run by finishing The Round House by Louise Erdrich, which I listened to via Audible. It's an absolutely fantastic, suspenseful, emotional, superbly-plotted novel. But, I only had like 25 minutes left of it.
After it concluded (perfectly, btw), I cued up Parenthood on Netflix. Great show. Love it so much. I'm in Season 3. Love all the characters and continue my girl-crush on Lauren Graham. I watched two eps. At about 7.5 miles, I took a quick break for some water. Later, I finished the run.