Saturday, March 8, 2014

Fun In The Sun

Oh my goodness, what a day!  It was 64 degrees today!  Sunny! Warm! Gorgeous!  Yes, I'm using lots of exclamation points! I don't care!

Today was one of those days where I could have run forever.  In fact, if I hadn't had to get back to the house by a specific time, I'm not sure when I would have stopped.   As it was, I had time for 6 miles.  It was pure bliss.

I went to the park (finally getting our annual pass, which we usually get in January!), and did one loop around the paved path and then decided to explore some of the unpaved paths that wander around the park.  Parts were too muddy for me, but other parts were just great.  I truly think that I could be a bad-ass ultra trail runner, if I could just control my pure terror at the idea of snakes.  It's very hard to really enjoy your surroundings when your brain will not stop playing the "Root or snake?"game on a loop.  Dear God.

Fortunately for me, there were no snakes today.  Just a ton of fun.  Ok, and some trepidation (I really hate snakes).  But mostly fun.


I almost feel bad about the nasty things I've said about Mother Nature lately.  Almost.  

Here's hoping this weather sticks around for awhile! 




11 comments:

  1. Thanks for commenting on my blog post, Diana, I have now enjoyed following some of yours! I think there are THOUSANDS of us runners out there who are salivating even more than usual at the prospect of Spring arriving soon! So glad you had such an awesome run, enjoyed reading about it!

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    1. Thanks! I agree - I think everyone was hit pretty hard this winter, and we are all VERY ready for spring!

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  2. Hooray - so glad that you had nice weather and got to enjoy it with a 6 mile run!!! I'm loving this nice weather, too!

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    1. Thanks! I'm really hoping spring is here to stay but I'm sure if I check out the weather forecast, I will be disappointed. I have hope now, though! =)

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  3. Sounds like an awesome run! It's so wonderful to be running in nice weather, finally!! I hear ya on the snakes. My 100 miler is on a trail. Not thinking about snakes will be a whole separate mental challenge!!

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    1. Oh, man! 100 miles is a long time to be thinking about snakes! Yuck! LOL

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  4. I'm more worried about tripping than about snakes! I had to do my run early Saturday when it was still cold and a little icy. I hope we're done with THAT this year!

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    1. I hope we're done with it, too! It needs to be Spring!

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  5. That looks like a perfect place for a run!

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    1. It's a nice park - and even better, it's close enough to home that I can run there, run around, and then run home! =)

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  6. YaY! for good running weather!!

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