ON THE ROAD AGAIN...
On the road again, I just can't wait to get on the road again...
Fifty degrees. January 6. Remarkable. Today was NOT going to be a treadmill day.
I waited until daylight, got dressed, put on the Yak Trax, and out the door I went. Too good to be true.
It was misting the whole time, but I stayed out for over an hour. It felt great. The temperature was perfect. I even got warm after awhile.
For the most part, the sidewalks were clear. The streets were not. So the only time I slowed for a walk was while crossing the streets.
I live in the City of Grand Rapids. Apparently, they do not feel it necessary to plow or salt any side street, which has been a pet peeve of mine since moving back here.
When I lived out in the country, we either had snow packed roads or they scraped down to the pavement. I don't remember ever falling.
Living in the city, I have fallen more times than I can count and have sprained my ankle twice on icy streets--always the same one, of course. I do realize that I am at my own risk, but still...
But I can't tell you how great it felt to get out in the fresh air. No sunshine. Only gray and drizzle but still an improvement from the gym and the stale air.
And I am always amazed at how much energy I have after these runs. I was able to come home and finish taking down all the Christmas decorations (yeah, I know, I am slow), vacuum, clean out the storage closet, go to my daughter's and do wash (washer will be here soon I hope), drive Don to his mom's, take the grandkids bowling, and still clean up around the house, taking out trash, recyclables, etc. I felt like it was a productive day.
I am hoping tomorrow I will be able to get out for a short run in the dark morning since the roads will be totally clear and then a spin class tomorrow night,
I wish every weekend were this good!