The stars aligned today for my run. I woke up to a cool overcast morning and my boys having perfect behavior. Let me start off by saying I am not a morning person. I run early in the summer because it is too hot and sunny later in the day. And while it does feel great to have accomplished my run and be energized for the rest of the day, I would still prefer to sleep in.
So the “great” weather (great running weather, that is) meant that I could enjoy my mandatory two cups of coffee in pjs rather than chugging them while putting on my running clothes. I really am not a morning person. Those who know me agree.
My luck continued as we got to the track/playground. There was a wonderful breeze and kids playing at the playground! The boys had fun with other kids and I had a great run. Perspective makes all the difference. I was energized and happy and ran faster without feeling like I put out extra effort. I need to remember that the next time I am not so excited about my run. So much of running (and life) is mental. A positive attitude changes everything for the better
Guess what? While I was running my little nephew was born. It is truly a good day.
The cooler weather also made me think of an upcoming 5K I am running at the end of September. The weather should be perfect then too. It part of the Run the Vineyards series – this one in Cape May, New Jersey. It will be my first vineyard run and I can’t wait. If you want to run it too, here is the link – http://gooddayforarun.com/event/run-the-vineyards-down-the-shore-5k/.
Can’t wait for this one.
So, I am wondering, do you have any fall races scheduled that you are excited for?