Thursday, April 10, 2008

Spring has Sprung

It really feels like spring out today for the first time. It was 72 and sunny today. A near perfect day for your favorite spring-time activity; gardening, taking the kids to the park, going for a walk, stealing the neighbors daffodils…whatever it is you like to do. For me it’s running. Actually I like to run in any kind of weather; hot, cold, warm, cool…doesn’t matter. But today was one of those days where the running would be great. Today also happened to be a work from home day and my weekly long run day…a Perfect Storm of great running factors was converging upon my lowly self. So around 11am I adorned myself with my very manly lyrca/spandex running shorts, shirt, shades and iPod – I was looking good (well better than Richard Simmons)–and headed out for a run. It was probably around 55 when I started the run and around 65 or so when I finished up. I was planning on doing 14 miles and with the increase in temps, knew that I would need some water. So I left a water bottle next to my car. I decided to run my 7 mile loop twice so I could pick up the water bottle halfway through. I won’t bore anyone with the details of an almost 2-hour run (sweet lunch break). But let’s just say it was great. The weather was great, my legs felt great (well for the first 12.5 miles they did), I only yelled at one car (for running a red-light while I was in the crosswalk) and there were no potty breaks…always a bonus. The only negative was that no one shouted “nice calves” at me.
I know this is just a boring running post that probably only one other person who reads this blog will find interesting. But I thought I’d share my love of running on a near perfect day for it.
The Imelda Marcos of Running Shoes


the Mom said...

Is that person me? I would have definitely shouted. Those of us crazy enough to consider a 14 mile run fun have to stick together.

I once ran a marathon and stopped at mile 11 to nurse the baby. Now that's some crazy running dedication right there.

momto5minnies said...

You can spice up your boring running post with the music you listened to while running. Or maybe it isn't music. My husband listens to a lot of podcasts or books on his iPod.

Hopefully I can get a run in today. We have had rain for what seems forever around here. The sun is shining and 69 is the high ... woo hoo!