Spring arrived yesterday – the day of my long run!! As I say all the time (sorry), I hate winter. And I hate running in winter (although I have to do it) so to have the first real day of spring arrive on the day I had to run 13 miles, was AMAZING!
Got up just after 6am and when I was outside walking the dog, I knew it was going to be a beautiful day.
Walked the dog for about an hour and then headed out for my long run. I felt like I was naked leaving the house – lol! I had skin exposed! Haha! Capri tights and no hat or neck warmer!! And EVERYONE was out running and everyone was smiling – I love that. We have great places to run here – along the canal is always beautiful and then running through downtown past Parliament is one of my favorites. I see all these tourists milling about, taking pictures and I think, “I live here. I get to see this all the time”. Awesome.
Spent the rest of the day doing stuff around the house making the move from winter to spring – cleaned the inside of my car out (oh, the layers of salt I had to clean out!!), took the Christmas lights down (seriously, it’s been too cold to do this until now!), changed the winter wreathe to a spring wreathe on the front door, etc. It was awesome…but I was EXHAUSTED afterwards and did NOT properly rehydrate after the run…so went to bed early and am feeling a little rough today. Oh well…the run was SO awesome!