Today, I was planning to run outside, after I dropped off the kids and had a nice outfit planned .... for YESTERDAY ....
... TODAY, the sun wasn't shining and it was windy and cold. Brrrr ....
I dropped off Little Dude and Little Diva and said my good-byes for the weekend and headed over to a meet-up point for a run.
I met a woman named Linda recently, at a meeting at Magic 98, with morning personality, Lanette Hansen (HERE). She and some of the other women were signing up for the Madison Marathon's Quarter Marathon over Memorial Day weekend. They wanted to get into running and get moving. I think it's fabulous that they signed up for a race to motivate them to strive towards their goals ... and I also think it's great that Madison Festivals offers a quarter marathon, so that everyone can participate.
Linda and I planned to meet up at 10:00 this morning. She and the other ladies had worked up to one mile at this point. I planned a quick one mile loop around a neighborhood path. We met up and we were off. Linda was dressed appropriately in winter running gear. I, on the other hand, was not. I was dressed for YESTERDAY'S weather. I was freezing from the start and my thighs were burning. We dodged some icy and snowy patches along the wooded/shaded section of the path, but the rest was clear. I ran/walked with her and we finished back up at our cars.
I always enjoy meeting other runners ... seasoned and new. Everyone is so excited to talk about where they are and where they want to be. I look forward to meeting up with Linda again. We talked about adding more distance each week and shaving off a few seconds with each training run. It's also encouraging that if we meet weekly, that there should be less and less snow on the frozen ground! I look forward to many more runs with Linda and the other ladies that are training for their first race! It should also be a blast meeting up with them race day morning.
After I ran with Linda, I headed to the WARM gym to finish off a slow and steady 5K. I have a race tomorrow ... my first 10K!
What is the weather like
where you are running?