Thoughts from the trail...
Friday, November 18, 2011
After two days of pouring rain, I woke this morning to more rain! Only as the kids started eating breakfast the rain transitioned into a snow mix, and by the time we left for school it was more wet snow than rain. It wasn't cold enough for it to stick, but it sure was fun to see it coming down!
So here I am with my ipod strapped to my arm and running shoes on...windshield wipers running. I dropped my son off at school and am trying to think of every reason why I shouldn't just go home and crawl back into bed. But, my jeep drove me to the trail...my intended destination.
While I'm sitting in the empty parking lot, I'm thinking about how cold it is. Do I really want to do this? The rain hasn't stopped me before! I've been out in far worse than this! And this isn't even rain...it's white stuff! Before I know it, I have my ear bud in and out I go! No turning back now!!!
I think I must be crazy! But you know what? Once I got going, I was having so much fun and felt so free!!! The further I got the more empowered I felt! It was great to be out enjoying the weather...watching the hills around me turn white! It was fun dodging those puddles! I couldn't help but to feel proud of myself!!! Here I am, a 39 year old woman who never would have dreamed of doing this a couple years ago! Look at me go!!! I love this! I love the challenge of it and the accomplishment of it!
Sure...by the time I was done I was a drippy mess and couldn't wait to get home and in the shower. But once I was warmed back up I had a wonderful day and felt great for having gotten out to enjoy the outdoors despite the weather.
This is just a reminder to myself that there are always "excuses" as to why I don't want to, but no "reason" why I shouldn't! No matter how hard that bad angel on my shoulder tries to give me reasons not to do my exercise...I always win over once I get started and push forward with it!!! You know what...I like winning!!!
Wet day on the trail...where I run!