Oh my goodness. When I just looked at the seven day forecast two seconds ago, I thought I must have seen it wrong. Did I remember to put my contacts in this morning? But I definitely saw it right, and boy oh boy am I ecstatic. The temps are going to hit 50s today and 60s (YES 60s) tomorrow! I feel like a little kid on Christmas…that’s how excited I am.
No, not just because of the fact that spring is near and I can actually go outside without 500 layers on looking like a puff-ball, but the fact that I can RUN outside. You don’t understand how long I’ve been waiting for this day. Sure I’ve made peace with the treadmill, but there is nothing quite like a long, sweaty outdoor run to really get me movin’. When I run outside, I feel alive. I can zone out, unleash my stress and think…about everything in my life that’s bothering me or simply on my mind! Running outside is the bomb. And that’s just a plain truth.
Now that my half marathon is coming up soon, these outdoor runs are going to be absolutely critical to my training. Today I think I’m going to push my limits since it’s so beautiful outside in Boston, and run an extra mile or two. Then this weekend I have a big, bad 7-miler coming up and it only goes up, up and up from there! Scared? No way. I’m excited to challenge my body and let myself go as I run around the city. When I run, it’s not about anyone else but me, and that’s why I love it so darn much.
For old times sake, check out one of my most popular posts of the past on what inspired me to start running/ the hidden benefits.
Are you a runner? What are some of your favorite outdoor workouts now that the weather is looking up? (fingers crossed)