So my wife made a commitment to herself to re-start the Couch to 5K program after Christmas. I say restart because she got a little more than half way through the program this fall when she started to have very painful shin splints. After trying to fight through the pain for about two weeks, she decided to rest it for a bit, let the pain subside, then start again. Today was supposed to be the day that she started again.
Apparently, Mother Nature decided my wife needed a little more challenge than simply starting again. Today in Cincinnati, it was in the mid-20s, blustery winds at about 15-20 mph, and it was snowing. Not fluffy, gentle white snowflakes. Icy, small, biting snow.
But, she went out there and did it. Day one, week one complete. Tough as nails.