Confession: I have been sleeping through my morning runs. PB too. That means we have to scramble around late in the afternoon to get our runs done.
I really enjoy running before work. I do! I like running on an empty stomach while half awake, and it puts me in a great mood for the day. I don’t have any good excuse why I haven’t been getting up, besides that winter makes me lazy. I am so lazy I haven’t even been running outside! The most energy I am willing to muster up is t throw on a pair of pants and a tank and head downstairs to run on the treadmill.
Today, however…. Today was new day. A special day! I did run after work, but something beautiful happened. I headed over to Kelly Drive for my run, and when I got there… I saw the ground. The ground has been covered by snow for months, but it is back. With that came a gorgeous sunset, a packed path, a spring drizzle, and no gloves. For the first time since November, I felt the air against the skin on my hands directly. I did not have my shirt zipped up to my chin, and I felt the breeze of spring around the corner.
My run was slow, the slowest I ever remember in fact. I had my afternoon snack around 4:30, way too late for me for a 5:30 PM run. I felt it sitting in my stomach, and I swore to never sleep through my morning run again. We will see if that happens! It didn’t matter though. The feeling of the fresh, crisp air on my face and the sun setting behind Center City Philadelphia brought back my passion for running. I haven’t enjoyed a run like this in several months, and it feels good to be back.