March 10, 2018
It’s the runs you don’t feel like taking, or the days you don’t feel like getting out of bed, that end of being the best! I had one of those today. I got up and looked out the window to find an unexpected dusting of snow and more coming down; it hadn’t called for that and I was totally irritated. Where I live, I know winter is not quite over yet, but I’M so over it. I feel like I’ve been running in winter conditions for about 8 months already. It’s March and I don’t want to have to wear yaktrax anymore, especially for a long Saturday run. I actually went and got back into bed; I didn’t want to get up at 5 am on a Saturday to begin with but had to get a run in before my husband went to work. It was silly thinking I would fall back to sleep though, once I’m up – I’m up! So I laid there thinking and kind of grumbling to myself, still trying to decide if I should go or not. I hemmed and hawed and thought I could just get up early (again) tomorrow and get my long run in before church. Then it dawned on me that it was day light savings time tomorrow. Forget that…I hopped back out of bed and decided I would tough it out.
After getting ready to go and looking out at the conditions again, it had stopped snowing by then and really hadn’t amounted to much, I was going to rebel and not wear the yaktrax- I refuse this morning! Thankfully, it was the right decision, I didn’t need them especially once I left town, and the main roads were just wet. It ended up being a beautiful morning (for 24*) and one of the best runs and best paces I’ve had in about 3 weeks. Like I started out saying, it’s always those mornings when you didn’t feel like going but made yourself go anyway, that are the best! So, next time you don’t feel like going- go anyway, you don’t want to miss out!!!