It's amazing what a gorgeous sunny day will do to one's attitude. Yesterday I was feeling really lazy and basically did nothing but veg out and read a little. I guess that's what happens after working about 50 hours for the last few weeks and finally getting a day to myself. The wind was a little crazy yesterday and decided that I wanted my first outside run to be a pleasurable experience so I decided to wait until today to do it.
The sun was shining bright and there was just a slight breeze which felt refreshing. I started opening up blinds and half the windows. I proceeded to take all my X-mas decorations down (lights and my village) since there is no more snow in sight. I also was able to clean up around the house and get my laundry done. I found some time to relax and then went for my run.
I was going to go earlier in the day, but thought I may pass out from this extreme heat wave of 60 degrees. I am now on my last week of my run/walk progression and I managed 32 minutes for 3 miles (which 32.10 is my PR on a 5K). I was shocked that I was that fast when I walked for 8 minutes out of the 32 minutes. I think my body really is stronger after all this cross training. I proceeded to get my first bike ride in of the year and cooled myself off after the run with a great 7 mile ride.
I think Wisconsin is trying to skip Spring as we are supposed to hit over 70 degrees at least twice this week and it's only March. We are about 3 months ahead of schedule up here so we will see if this lasts. I am hoping to get all my runs in outside this week and stay off the boring treadmill.
Did today's weather motivate you?