Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Back on the trail

Thanks to Washington's Birthday yesterday and a series of fortunate events, I got an early release day from work yesterday. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, I feel a bit like a school kid cutting class. 

Even more fortunate for me, it happened to be a decent day with temps in the 40s. And if you know anything about this mountain town where I live, you know that winters are long. Very long. Every day the weather is halfway decent is a day to be taken advantage of. 

As soon as I got home yesterday, I strapped on my running shoes. Trying not to think about the consequences of my last outdoor run, I hit the pavement. I headed for the nearest park, which just so happens to have some pretty great river trails.  

I am happy to report the run was just what I needed, even though the rain did threaten to join me. And the best news is that I haven't sneezed, not even once. This is especially good, seeing as how I have only about 10 weeks until my next half marathon. It's over twice as much time to train as I gave myself last time. But I know how quickly those weeks can pass. 

I'm itching to get out and hit the trail again today. With no chance of early release today, I'm stuck in the office, hoping the patch of blue sky I can see through the skylight above me sticks around until 5.   

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