I have found an indoor track that works out perfectly. It's more or less on my way to and from work, it's not expensive ($2.00 each time) and has recently been upgraded with nice shock absorbing floors. It also offers live entertainment, depending when you go. The track is around the top spectator section of a hockey rink, so there are often practices/games going on that you can watch while you run.
Even though it's on the way, scheduling time to get there is still tough. My goal is to get there Friday nights and Sunday afternoons. I'm hoping that this, along with Tae Kwon Do 3 days a week will help me get back in shape and ready for some races this year.
I've already signed up for 2 virtual 5k runs in March. The Shamrock Shuffle on March 16 and the Transform Lives race on March 22. I will also be signing up for The Ocean Breeze race again. This year I plan to run the 10k. EEK! That means I have a lot of training to do. Luckily that one isn't until June.
Do you run outside in the winter? If not, have you found a good alternative?