That's what it was out there today, the aftermath of overnight storms, none of which I even heard. I hesitated about going out to run, deciding to check the afternoon weather, telling myself if it cleared up, I could go then. The more I thought about it, for once I decided to just go out and get it done.
Its not that I didn't want to run, I just wanted it to be sunny and hot, like last week in Florida. But experience has shown me that waiting until later in the day means it probably won't happen at all--one thing or another gets in the way.
So I decided to dress and get out the door before the sun came up, once again becoming the Queen of Darkness.
It wasn't as bad as I feared. The first and last parts of the run were straight into the wind, but its April, after all, so there is a touch, just a small touch, of warmth in the air, even if there was a windchill.
I've resigned myself to knowing winter will last forever here. Its actually supposed to SNOW again this weekend. Sigh....
One thing I am finding with my training now compared with a month ago is there is no turning back to getting back on the treadmill. I just cannot do it for a while again. I also find that running several short runs and one long run works a lot better for me, mentally and physically, than trying to do one short, one medium, and one long run. The medium runs were starting to turn out to be almost long runs, so by the time I needed to really get in a long run, I felt like I'd already done it, so either skipped it or had some bad runs. It might be too late to salvage my half marathon training, but I'll do what I can in the time left.
Which leads to another dilemma. I thought the half marathon was May 3. Turns out it is April 26. What was I thinking??