Today dawned, sunny and 75. JUST KIDDING, it was more like 25 and sadly, cloudy. With the Hyannis marathon only a weekend away, I knew I wanted to do a semi long run, but nothing too crazy (re:over 20 miles).
I left the house and it and started to snow. Honestly, I didn’t think it was supposed to be more than an inch or two, so I headed out anyway. By mile 11 it was starting to stick. In between 12-13 I was questioning my life decisions and began to think maybe I need to make better ones because at times the snow blinded me.
But …no big deal, I kept going. Even though there were times when the snowflakes felt like they were cutting my eyeballs..seriously sometimes it hurt..it was weird..
But, I didn’t want to be inside. Something about this week has made me feel claustrophobic- definitely from all of the snow we have gotten so far this winter. I got many a beep today from oncoming cars. Let’s be serious–yes-I know I must have looked insane. I was definitely not getting beeps because I looked oh-so-adorable in my winter double layered cold gear, thick running pants and down insulated vest: I looked crazy.
crazy insane run today, I couldn’t help but think this thought:
Running through snow is a metaphor for life:
-sometimes it hurts (cause it can make you fall. Ok it makes ME fall. Yes, I fall a lot. (((((Ughhhhh)))))
-it is hard..just like life. LIFE is not easy and gives you obstacles. And hey-so does SNOW.
-even though we may not like running outside in sucky temperatures, we still push ourselves out the door…Just like having a bad day..you don’t give up..you go through it ANYWAY..
-it is not convenient to run through the snow. Well, actually, if I’m being truthful..it’s not convenient to run in the winter. Like ever.
But that’s running though, right? It’s not always easy. It’s not always fun. Sometimes you fail at runs, just like you can stumble in life.
But you’re a champ who will do it anyways.
A never giver upper.
A “weather doesn’t matter to me” person. NO… not a person…you’re a RUNNER.
Sooo..I ran 17 in a snowstorm today, while questioning whether or not it is a good idea. I’m cool with it. The way I see it is this-there will always be obstacles in my life..how I get through it is up to me. Today, I chose to go through it😉
have you ever pushed yourself through a less than ideal weather situation to run?
Did you workout today?! Let’s hear it!!
Run Free, Run Strong!!!