Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Not complaining about this December weather

Did I really just flip the calendar over to December today? Because bright sun and temperatures in the mid-40s have me a little confused.

Not that I'm complaining.

Today's original plan was to swing by my office and get stabbed in the arm with my seasonal flu shot and then head over to the YMCA. I rolled out of bed, threw on some gym appropriate clothes, grabbed my gym bag and headed out the door.

The nurse stabbed me with a needle and told me in two weeks (knock on wood) the vaccine should take hold and hopefully I won't have to worry about the seasonal flu. That makes me happy, since I don't function well when I'm sick.

I left the office and was about to head over to the gym when I paused. It was so nice outside. A nice late fall day. This kind of weather? I'm not used to it in December. And with the weatherman predicting snow and cold temperatures for later this week, I'm not sure how many more of these days I'll get.

At that moment, I changed my mind and decided to head back to my apartment and run outside.

Dressed in my running pants, a long-sleeved technical T with a second long-sleeved T layered over the top, I set out. At first my hands were a bit cold, so I was glad I had grabbed my gloves. I wasn't sure how far I was going to run, but I ended up choosing the 3.25-mile route near my apartment.

It's the first time I ran since the Turkey Trot last week and once I got the bit of stiffness out of my legs, the run felt good. So good I decided to add on the extra loop and go for the 4.5-mile run. Like I said the weather was gorgeous for December and being able to run outdoors in the sunlight was relaxing, even if there were huge trucks passing me on one stretch of road.

I probably could have opted for a short-sleeved T instead of the second long-sleeved one and my hands eventually got warm, meaning my gloves came off and turned into something I had to hold. Overall, it was a good run. I'm not sure what Mother Nature has in store for me tomorrow, but if it's half as nice as it was today, I might head outdoors again.


Kristie Lynn said...

Definitely know what you mean. I couldn't believe it when I was dog-sitting for someone and we went on a walk and it was just the perfect fall weather... in December!

Diana said...

I'll take this weather here any day! Just hope we don't pay for it later in the season!
Nice job on the run, I wish I would have had off work, I'd been out there too!
Enjoy being the "white" stuff falls!

Carolina John said...

it has been beautiful here too, for the most part (raining today). it's nice to be able to get outside and enjoy it.

Suzy said...

Enjoy the weather while it is still nice! We're supposed to be at 50 today, which is not normal. Sounds like you had a great run!

Running Diva Mom said...

Enjoy it while it lasts!! Why do I live here??

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Jill said...

As I sit here and type, my weather icon states a balmy 16 degrees in Denver. I think I'll head to the gym...ugh. Hope your weather lasts and lasts. Nice run!! :)