I felt so FREE running outside today! My mood has been a little dampened lately and the cold, windy, snowy weather was starting to gnaw at me. As I ran, I realized there are so many things to celebrate! that I can’t possibly let myself get bogged down with the little things.
For starters, Bisou joined me on my run today! First run post surgery! Since she’s taken to tackling me whenever I’m on the floor attempting to complete my Weekly Ab Challenge workout, I figured she has some energy to burn off. And, she was a happy runner- literally bouncing for the first half mile.
Second, I was running outside! The windchill was near 20 degrees, there was really no wind at all, and the snow had melted off the streets for a clear path. I didn’t realize how “caged” I had felt by being forced to run on the treadmill. I felt like the lightest person in the road as we ran up and down and around my neighborhood. On top of that, I felt good! Healthy good!
And as I looked around, I noticed, winter really isn’t so bad after all. In fact, it’s actually pretty amazing.
I gained a new perspective on my run today. And I left my “attitude” on the road.