I love days that are full of sunshiney goodness. Yesterday was totally one of those days.
All day long I wanted to run, but I had to wait until I finished my to-do’s for the day. (You know, things like watching part one of The Real Housewives of New York reunion. Priorities, yo.)
When the clock struck 1 pm, I was all geared up in my shorts and t-shirt, ready to hit the road. I stepped outside, and what did I discover? It was freezing cold, ice ice baby, big brrrrr, Amy needs a winter coat, very chilly outside! That sneaky sun! All day long I had been looking out my windows thinking that we had the second coming of summer upon us. Sure, I knew it wasn’t hot. (We don’t have a/c, so the windows are always open, but apparently I misjudged the strength of our radiators. Inside was toasty, outside was frosty.)
Somebody else who was very tricksy: my Garmin.
Little Orange took a long time to find the satellites. I don’t know what his problem was; it was the clearest day I’ve seen since I’ve been here, and he never gets temperamental like that. I spent 10 (yes 10!) minutes hopping around outside before I said, “screw it,” and took off running. Satellites be damned.
I ran 1.5 miles solo. During this portion of my run I found the most gorgeous leaf off all time. (Good shape, too. It kinda reminded me of Littlefoot’s leaf in The Land Before Time.) I decided that it had to be a good sign and stuck it in my hat for luck on the rest of the run.
Geronimo joined me for the next 2 uneventful miles, brining my total to 3.5 for the day. Not bad and definitely overdue. (I haven’t run since my awesome 6 mile GDR last week.) I got legs that run and lungs that breathe, so I can’t really complain. Although this did teach me that I need more winter running clothes (stat!) and probably some new running shoes (mine are way expired. Way.).
Next time I step out for a run, I’m stepping out prepared.*