The last time I ran outside here was October 18. I know the date because that was the day before I flew to North Carolina for SAFF. By the time I came home, I wasn't able to run anywhere. In fact, bronchitis/pneumonia kept me from moving more than three feet without coughing, for over a month. Since my recovery, I've done workouts on the treadmill six days a week, but still, I am in really terrible shape.
I've been waiting, first for the air to warm up, and second for the flood waters to recede, so I could run on my beloved park trail. I know that I won't be fit until I can run outside on a regular basis (make no mistake, treadmill workouts are real, but there is a difference between keeping up with the floor, and hauling your body yourself). Finally, yesterday, I was able to hit the trail.