A few days ago I asked my hubby for his opinion on the weather. He had been out for a walk and I wanted to make an informed decision re. my Afternoon run. He told me that it was warm out but that I should go somewhere to enjoy the breeze. Perfect! There is a Riverfront Trail nearby and it has a lovely breeze.
The first 5k was in an easterly direction. It WAS warm and there was a beautiful breeze gently caressing my backside and giving me a gentle push. There were cyclists, walkers and dog owners enjoying the Spring weather. Migratory birds were nesting and there were bits of greenery poking through the endless brown landscape.
Then I turned around for the return trip. Wow.! Where did that wind come from? I couldn’t do it so I decided to do intervals… 500 meter run / 500 meter walk. This conserved some of my energy AND gave me the opportunity to really enjoy the scenery and my fellow pedestrians. As I stopped to admire one dog, the dog owner asked me if I really ran every day. I was like.. huh…? …. how could she know.? Later I realized that I was wearing my #runeveryday shirt.
By the time I was finished I was exhausted. When I confronted my husband about giving me a false weather report he told me that what he actually said was ” it is warm out but you should go somewhere to get out of the breeze. ” I guess I should listen better. Luckily I had nothing on my calendar for the rest of the afternoon so I had a two hour nap to recover from that windy run.
Happy Trails Everyone!