Not a good idea but I did it anyway. We were supposed to run 12 miles this morning but the bus didn't show up so I went out on my own. Within half a mile my cheeks were frozen, fingers aching and legs sore. But I'm stubborn and had just watch a thing on TV about a guy swimming the Tsugaro Straits in Japan - I was not turning around! I took a minute long walk and started again. Reached the one mile mark and the wooden bridge was deadly slippery; I had to use the hand rail to get across. Now on my favorite local greenway I got to 1.5 mile and stopped for another walk. This gave me a chance to look up, take in the barren trees, improving light, light rain and suddenly all the stress left me - I physically felt the tension drain away. I don't know why, I just know that from then on for another 3.5 miles I was loving it. the time did not matter, it is just great to get out and get the old bones moving. I am so thankful and grateful.