As the sun comes up and filters through my windows, it beckons my soul to come outside and join it.
In careful places, the grass is peaking through the old snow covered blanket.
The wind is crisp and light, still cool but no longer biting and cruel.
It’s happening….SPRING is coming!
This week was the first week since December that I have ventured outside to run. Although there were some milder days earlier on, the roads were too packed with snow and ice to risk getting out there. All that changed this week. The roads are finally dry AND the temperature is showing signs that it remembers how to warm up
The treadmill at the gym did it’s duty over the long, cold months but I’m DONE with that now! Back to the great outdoors!
Thank goodness it’s happening early this year because truthfully the gym was becoming the biggest bore ever. My motivation for going to the gym had been waning in these past few weeks, it was becoming all duty and no fun. One of my biggest motivations for running is what I gain emotionally from being outside and connecting with the world. So without it, I can only go so long indoors before running just seems stale and uneventful. I need the sun shining, the wind in my face and the entertainment of watching the world go by as I run.
Normally I’m running between 12-15km at a time, except for the occasional 5km run on days when life is too busy or I’m not feeling 100%. It was truly a struggle to run that much on the treadmill but outside it is much more manageable! So now that I am outdoors again and I have that half marathon scheduled for the summer, it’s time to get going and push towards the 21km mark!
So let us all raise our water bottles to spring, to the end of winter hibernation and to the next 8 months of outdoor running!!