Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I don't care what the weather is, I'm running outside!

In the last few days it has been so nice that I am refusing to step foot in the gym for anything besides yoga!  Even if it is raining like it was this morning!

Last Thursday I was complaining to Brian that I was bored of all my usual running routes and I have about 10 different combinations of routes to choose from.  He instantly jumped on his computer and mapped me out a new and exciting route which I ran successfully Friday morning!  It was a glorious run where I wore shorts for the first time in almost 5 months and thank goodness it was dark so no one could see how white my legs are!

Saturday I hauled myself out of bed super early, 6am early, to get in an interval run before heading home to spend time with my family.  There is one spot that is actually flat near my apartment so I did an extra long 2 mile warm up then completed 4x400m repeats as the sun came up!

The rest of Saturday was spent at the local Farmers market with my family and out in the sun reading.  It was a very relaxing day.  Sunday I went to Easter brunch and enjoyed a large amount of food and then returned home to sit outside and digest all the food!

Yesterday (Monday) and Today (Tuesday) I have been able to get out in the mornings for 4 mile runs which have gone pretty well.  The warmer temps are definitely agreeing with my legs and it takes me less time to warm up and get into a groove!  This morning when I started it was sprinkling but about halfway through the clouds opened and it poured on me!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Enjoy your Tuesday!

19 comments:

Morgan said...

Great job getting out there girly, rain and all! I love the tulips, they always make me smile!

Staci Dombroski said...

I love to find new running routes!!! Have a great week :)

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! Glad you are able to get out there and enjoy the nice weather. I can't wait!

X-Country2 said...

Yay for new running route! That's what spring is all about. :o)

Glenn Jones said...

Boy. I know that being tired of the local trails all too well. These days I'm kind of fighting it mentally.....

Marlene said...

I'm right there with you on enjoying the weather! Spending as much time outside as possible, rain or shine! Fortunately we have had mostly "shine". :)

Excellent job on the runs, and awesome that Brian created a new route for you! Sometimes I love running routes that others have mapped out.

Jeri said...

don't you feel SO MUCH FASTER in shorts? I know I feel like I'm flying lately.

Lacey Nicole said...

happy tuesday!! we started the day with super strong sunshine but the clouds have since rolled in and it looks a lootttt like rain :)

way to go with your running!!!! i love LOVE having new routes. i cannot run the same routes over and over. it is such a good mix-it-up stay excited strategy. 4mi am runs= awesome! great work!!! must feel nice to get right into a groove, too!

Fair Weather Runner said...

isn't spring fantastic! i'm venturing out on my first spring morning run tomorrow, can't wait. glad you had a great easter!

Molly said...

I'm wearing shorts right now! Life is so much easier without all that winter running gear. And Hooray for new running routes!

Have a great week!

Jon Gilchrist said...

nice job on those repeats!!!

Jess said...

I refuse to go back inside for runs now too! It's just too nice and I've missed the outside wayyy too much! Hooray for new running routes!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I was able to wear shorts & a t-shirt on every run last week and it was FANTASTIC. It's such a great feeling to be back in shorts!!

Today is was raining pretty much all day. Usually, I would use that as an excuse not to run, but I bucked up and did a 3 mile run in the rain. Felt really good! My shoes were wet by the end, which wasn't so fun, but I am still glad I got my run in.

Can't believe your afghan is half done! That is awesome. I ran out of yarn so need to track down more yarn so I can keep going on it. I would say mine is maybe 1/4 done? I am enjoying crocheting, though! Nice to switch it up and do something besides knitting!

Christy said...

Hi! I found you on Daily Mile through Caution Red Head Running!

Keep it up with your training! =)

onelittletrigirl said...

Tulips are my favorite!

sunapeegirl said...

Oh those tulips are so pretty! I want that for my desktop background! haha
The feeling of running in shorts for the first time in a while is definitely THE BEST. I love it. Yay Spring!!

The Laminator said...

I most definitely agree! Getting to run outside is the best feeling in the world. Now if you can convince all my neighbors who wake up at insane hours of the morning to stand on treadmill line at the gym...that would be lovely! Haha!

Have a great week!

trialsoftraining said...

OOh, I bet that early morning Tempo got that metabolism going all day! new routes always help boost up the motivation, too :)

runnernic.com said...

Im glad you've been getting outside more! I have been too and its been FABULOUS! The thought of treadmill running makes me SICK! We are so funny! :) ha ha!