Thursday, January 31, 2013
I've said it a few times in the past weeks about how I admire people that go outside and jog in extreme weather. I have seen people running on snow packed roads. I have seen people running in cold weather. I've seen it all. I look at them and I admire them. I feel a bit envious actually. I want to be that dedicated but I just struggle with it. My house is so warm. My bed is so toasty. It's cold out there! I have two friends out there that are planning on doing 5K's with me this year. So this is the year that I turn myself into a runner. Those two friends are lucky. They both have access to a treadmill at their house. I'm not so lucky. If I want to do this I have to go outside and do it on the roads. Yesterday I went to bed and I was determined. I would start today. I got up and putzed around the house. I looked at the weather on my phone. I looked outside. My heart filled with dread. It was WINDY as heck out there! And it was COLD! Yes, it was 39 degrees....with a wind chill more than 10 degrees colder and oh yeah, the wind was whipping at 25 plus MPH!
That said, in the month of January I have added 103 miles to my virtual travel across the states. I am still in Virginia (it is a rambling route through VA and Virginia is WIDE as all get out!) I am currently 5.62 miles out of Scotchtown, VA!
I went home and did a few things around the house including making lunch and getting ready for work (I didn't have to be at work until noon today). As I drove to work one thing pounded in my head. What word was that? ALIVE!!!!! I feel alive, and I like it!