Today I fell back in love with running.
This is due in large part to the fact that I was able to run outside for the first time since probably before the New York Marathon! Yes, it has been THAT long since I have run outside (I am a wimp when it comes to running in the cold)
I had been planning to run outside today all week. It was going to be cold, but not too cold, not windy and a tad sunny. Perfect conditions to brave the winter elements for a run!
I hit the pavement and I started flying…
I don’t have too much winter running gear (because I try to avoid it!) but I am happy to report that I dressed perfectly for the occasion – and my feet were happy to be running on the sidewalk again (the treadmill hurts my knees!)
I was representin’ with my Abercrombie pants, circa 1990!
These bad boys are FIERCE!
I had some minor issues pre-run that I had to deal with. I forgot to charge my Garmin, because it had been sitting in my drawer for 2 months, and apparently it reset itself. I couldn’t figure out how to get the settings back the way I like them – displaying time, distance and pace – it took a while but I figured it out.
I also couldn’t locate my shuffle, so I rocked out to Britney Spears on my Ipod Touch – a tad bigger, but it got the job done.
Other than getting off to a rocky start, it was a gorgeous day.
Still some snow on the ground, but its melting more and more everyday. Hopefully we are done with snow for the season, because I sent my winter coat back to VA with my parents last weekend!
I got a little camera happy because I was so happy to be running outside again – took lots of pictures on this run!
Side Note – Did you know I ALWAYS run with water? I am sort of a freak about it – can’t run without it. I am always fearful that I will need it if I don’t have it so I always run with it on me. Hydration is key!
Loved seeing the green on the ground on top of the hill in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Spring is right around the corner!
I came home and was pooped! 4 miles in 37 minutes after not running outside (or much at all really) for a few months! Booo-YAH!
Then I got attacked by Jackson! He hearts salty sweat. What a freak!
It felt amazing to get out there and run outside again. I hope the weather stays nice and mild so I can get my run on outside again soon.
I am officially back in love with running…and it feels amazing!