So thanks DEE! My first question from a reader! Woo-hoo! (No joke, this made my day.)
Dee asks: "Did you find it easier, or harder, to run outside vs the treadmill?"
Forthright Fattie answers: Physically harder, mentally easier. It's a real workout for my ankles to navigate curbs, potholes, ignorant pedestrians, and cheesesteak vomit.* I could barely walk down the stairs yesterday when I was done. However, the changing scenery and the fact that you have to get back to where you started makes it so much easier to keep going. On a treadmill, I find it a herculean effort not to look at the mileage marker the whole time (even if I cover it with a towel) and get discouraged about how far I've gone/have to go.
*I live near the cheesesteak capital of the world, and when I ran past it Sunday, there was definitely evidence of an unpleasant digestive experience. The worst part was that my shoes were slippery afterwards. I'm so sorry if I have now ruined anyone's dinner, but hey! weight loss blog!