Temperatures across South Dakota have dipped to unprecedented lows for the month of December, making the thought a running outside a foolish consideration.

I’ve been on the track all week and was beginning to get tired of the same circular routine. So, last night, I decided to get on the treadmill, or dreadmill — whatever you want to call it — and surprisingly it wasn’t that bad.

My pacing has gotten faster in the last two months, and I think logging a few runs on the treadmill each week will help me get an internal feel for the pace I want to be at.