I was bummed when I looked at forecast and saw we would be blessed with rain on Friday. It killed all my intentions of spending my entire off-day outdoors, savoring the beautiful 60 degree weather I have been longing. I am SOOO tired of hearing how warm it is when talking to my family back home.
One of the many activities I planned for my Friday off was a run. Sometime between college and the present, I developed a deep fondness for running. I am not sure where it came from because I remember absolutely despising it. Sometimes I use running to clear my head. Sometime I use running as an excuse to get outside. Sometimes I force myself to run just to stay up with it. I now realize runner’s high is a real thing.
Since moving to New York my running has gone by the wayside. I first used the cold as an excuse. Yea, there are hard core people out here who run in the cold but proper gear is a must. I don’t want to loose an appendage. Now that it is warming up, I need to make a commitment and get back into it. If I don’t begin again, the excuses are going to begin piling high. I really have no excuse since Hoboken has a running path right on the Hudson River with beautiful views. A break in running really kills me mentally. I truthfully get scared of running and don’t think I can do it anymore.
I had psyched myself up all week for a run and refused to let a little rain get in the way. I took off for my run in the morning when it was only sprinkling. I was immediately glad I did. I ran through the streets exploring Hoboken and returned along the river. It felt great and gave me just the accomplished feeling I needed to allow me to enjoy the remainder of the day on the couch.
My Hoboken running adventures will have to wait because the next two weeks I will be jumping around all over the place. By all over the place, I mean Denver to Johnson to Rocky Ford to Houston to Dallas to San Francisco. I am excited about each location but more ESTATIC about the people I get to see at each including my grandparents, sister, niece, cousins, aunts, uncles, mom and a dear friend from college. Maybe I should set a goal of running in each city?