I haven’t been to the gym since last Friday.
I get all amped up and go to the gym 4 or 5 times a week for a few weeks just as I’m really getting into a groove my “tired” “exhausted” week comes around and I can barely drag myself out of bed after 9 hours of sleep let alone 7.
So this morning I took advantage of Luke working from home and instead of rushing out the door to the gym early in the morning to make it home before Maddy wakes up and he has to go to work I took my time getting out of bed and then went for a run in my neighborhood and the neighborhoods in my area.
I’ve been running on the treadmill at the gym pretty consistently for the past few months and I have seen in my distance and times increase but I haven’t run outside, unless you count the one time that I pushed Maddy in the double jog stroller to the park and realized that women who push their children in jog strollers while they run all the time are crazy and strong and crazy strong. So this morning was my first run on pavement in a long time. It went well, except for the wind. I hate wind. Wind makes my nose run and my ears get cold and pop like crazy. Wind makes my hands cold and my eyes dry. Most of all running head on into 10 mile an hour winds and gusts is not fun at all.
But even with the wind I could hear birds chirping and see yards filled with tulips and pansys and that was much nicer than seeing the overly sweaty guy with too much cologne on the treadmill next to me.
I’m not sure if I’ll make a big change and switch to running outside all the time but I think I’m going to incorporate it into my workouts more.
I’m happy with my little 2.5 mile run outside this morning. I feel good. Starting the day off at a more relaxed pace and still accomplishing the things you want to tends to have that affect.
Next up a 5k in June.
One step at a time to crossing that marathon off my list.