I got up this morning to go run (outside of course) and just before I headed out I checked the weather. Expecting to see something like mid-30s or low-40s, I was surprised to see that it was 21 degrees fahrenheit with a 16 degree wind chill, meaning it felt like 5 degrees. Hmmm... Not quite the Spring weather I was expecting (unless of course I lived in Siberia). I was already dressed, so I couldn't back out now! I'm so glad I went.
The wind was a bit annoying for the first mile or so, but once I turned around at mile 1, the wind was at my back and I warmed up rather quickly. I hit cruise at about 1.5 miles. By "cruise" I mean I settled into a pace that felt like I could go forever. To my surprise, I was actually able to run further than two miles as well. I had not expected the treadmill training to have done much for outdoor running, but apparently it does because I ended up doing 3.3 miles and only stopped to avoid further shin splints. I felt GREAT and I was outdoors again, yay!! Tomorrow is supposed to be in the mid-40s as well, so I should be able to run with less winter clothing which is always nice.
On other notes, Collin will be going to the gym himself tonight since I will be detained at the movie theater. I'm proud of him taking the initiative to go on his own! We shall see if I feel up to going to the gym tonight after the show to swim. I don't need the extra swim training, so I may see about doing another run instead.
Ok, I will leave you with another question. Hopefully you are all enjoying some great fitness weather!!
Question of the Day:
1. Has anyone else been able to make fitness-related use of some recent blips in the winter weather?
Stay fit. Stay healthy.