Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Did we just skip over spring?

I don't want to complain, but I'm going to complain for a moment. Well, maybe complain is a bad word. More like whine.

Mother Nature, where did the springtime weather go? It's not that I don't like this summer-like weather we're having - seriously, another day of upper 70s and I think we even broke 80 today - but I have to admit. I'm not ready for having to run when the mercury in the thermometer is still hovering in the upper 70s after work.

Tonight I had 4 miles to run. Nothing long. Just four miles stood between me, sweat pants, a quick blogging session and settling in to watch more episodes of Season 2 of Gossip Girl.

But those 4 miles tonight? Hard. As in it felt like I was running a lot faster than I actually was. And I had to stop for more short stretching/catching my breath breaks than I normally would. And I was wishing cursing myself for not bringing water along with me even though it was just four miles. Because I seriously felt like I was dying of thirst. The promise of an ice cold glass of blue Gatorade and water was the only thing that got me through the final half mile. That and the fact that there was a nice stiff wind from the south that made it feel somewhat cool. Of course that was also the direction I was running into for the final half of the run.

Even as hard as that run was, it got done. And I admit, I'm looking forward to the end of the week when high temps are supposed to drop down into the 60s. Still unseasonably warm, but at least it's cooler.


RunningFromCancer said...

I ran home from work today to get a long run in during the week. I checked the wind and it was from the south at 20mph. I was heading north . . . otherwise I am not sure I would have made it. !!!

I am enjoying the warm temps while we have them . . . they can't last for long! I really love running in cooler temp's, and usually seem to overheat during the summer months. But this has been so fun!

Sweet and Savory by Sarah said...

I run better in this weather. I absolutely suck an layering and having to run in them....slows me down. I went for a run last night at about 6:45. I did 5 miles and it was glorious for me. I don't mind the 60's we'll be getting this weekend though either :) As long as the rain stays away.

Carolina John said...

yea, we usually only get about 2 weeks of spring and it's usually in late march, early april around easter. We're already into summer heat. it sucks.