I wanted to run a 5k at a track meet on Saturday. Saturday was a less than perfect day weather wise. It wasn’t raining cats and dogs but it was raining A LOT. I love watching track meets and I was wearing rain gear so I wasn’t as miserable as I would have been if I wasn’t at a track meet and if I wasn’t wearing rain gear. The rain calmed down in the afternoon but as soon as I started to warm up I was running into a downpour. Immediately after I got done warming up I saw everyone rushing away from the track toward the building. The meet was delayed, then it started to SN❄️W, and then it was canceled before the 200, 5K, and 4X400. I didn’t get to race but I did get to see cherry blossoms covered in snow. That warmup was the only running I did on Saturday. I was not a fan of the snow.
After Saturday’s snowstorm I stalled running as long as possible on Sunday. I didn’t want to run because there was snow on the ground…….in April. I really didn’t want to be outside in the cold so I stalled running until 5:30pm. By that time the snow was gone and the temperature was 48•, which is cold by my standards. I couldn’t forsee it getting any warmer so I put on my beautiful shoes because I knew they would motivate me to run.
I own these shoes because they are beautiful. I bought them because I love the color combination. It was an impulsive buy…….These shoes are called the Altra Impusle. Maybe that joke isn’t as funny as I thought it was……..
Anyway, these shoes remind me of clouds and I love clouds. One time as a kid my mom sponge painted my ceiling to look like clouds and I had a cloud print comforter. Clouds make me smile so I put my beautiful shoes on and I ran 12 miles.
Lately, I haven’t been doing long runs unless I have someone to drag me outside or if I am running on the treadmill occumpanied by Lorelai and Rory while watching Gilmore Girls. This is a direct result of winter. I hate being cold.
When I put my beautiful shoes on Sunday evening I forgot how cold I was. I had an amazing run and I loved every second but, I got a tiny blister because I wore my coffee cup dress socks. Those socks aren’t meant for running even though they express my love for coffee.
I had a great long run and now it’s warmer. Unless we have another spring snowstorm I think I’ll be motivated to run outside for a while.