Normally, I take the winter off from running.
But here in Colorado, we’ve had such an unseasonably warm winter that when it hit 60 degrees out, I HAD to go for a run. Who could waste such beautiful days?
Now, it’s colder out. And I still find myself craving my afternoon runs. And frequently, I take them.
I’ve been pretty stressed lately with life decisions–ya know, the big one like what should I do with the half of my life left type thing.
Running clears my mind. I get TONS of writing ideas from running. I remember tasks I have to complete. I see hawks and birds and squirrels and smile. Even though my heart rate is technically up, it is really down.
And afterwards? Priceless the relief I feel from all of life’s stresses. I’m even considering a 5k if the weather is nice enough!
Conclusion: runs are back. And I’m so relieved!