Today was a cold day in January. Just barely above freezing, there was a sharp, gusty wind working against me for most of the run tonight. After sitting in my nice, warm car on the drive home, I really considered skipping the run for today.
But I really need to take advantage of any days that don’t involve ice and snow, so I headed out as soon as I got home.
We’re trying to find a balance in my house right now–to figure out how to make time for me and my wife to both get a workout into the day. Tonight it meant me skipping dinner with the family so that I could run and still be back inside for bedtime. It’s a song-and-dance we’re going to need to perfect over the next few months.
Anyway, here are my stats for tonight:
The only thing I don’t like about my setup is how I have to start my run tracking before I actually begin running. Tonight, my first mile time is super slow primarily because my son kept asking me questions as I tried to get out the door.
It’s like, “Okay buddy, but daddy needs to get going for his run now, so I’ll explain why the sky is blue when I get back.”
I did learn something new tonight. I learned that on days that are close to freezing, it takes me three miles to get warmed up. By warmed up, I mean that instead of thinking about how cold I am, I start actually feeling comfortable.
Thinking of hot, what do you think about my featured image for this series? I was searching Pixabay.com for “running” images, and this popped up. Immediately I knew this was the image for me. Seriously, what’s better than a FLAMING HORSE????
Uh-oh. Now my kids are calling me in for a rousing round of the PJ Masks matching game. So, until next time…