When I am running down a long country road with no cars or people in sight, feeling the slight burn in my chest as winter air enters my lungs, I feel strong and healthy.
Unfortunately, the combination of long hours at work, rainy days, and my general laziness made for a perfect excuse to blow off all forms of exercise for longer than I am willing to admit.
This weekend, the weather cleared up and I was finally excited about jogging again.
I have no idea what is wrong with me, but I tend to overheat way too easily. When everyone else talking about what a nice day it is, I am suffering a core meltdown. That is why I winter running is a perfect fit for me. Mid-40’s is my perfect running temperature. It is cold enough that I don’t overheat but warm enough that I don’t suffer frostbite one mile in.
I brought my small camera along with my during my run this weekend and the scenery was so pretty that I had to force myself not to stop every ten steps to get pictures. As much as I enjoyed the landscape, it was nothing compared to the feeling of a hot shower and cup of tea after a long cold run.
Happy Winter Running Everyone!