I feel like I should write something pertaining to running today, but to be quite honest, my running life hasn’t been so exciting lately.
With autumn here, my running life is less about training for races and more about sneaking in smaller, shorter routes whenever I can (read: whenever it’s light out and not raining too hard). And, while I miss having the goal of a race lurking in the back of my mind, it’s also nice to focus on running for the sheer love of it. I’ve had some gorgeous late-Wednesday-morning runs when the sky is beautiful blue, the air is downright chilly, and there are nearly five straight miles of kicking through crunchy colored leaves. Amy and I are back to our routine of rainy Thursday afternoon hill runs after work. This morning, we’ll head out for 8 miles in the freezing cold…time to dig out that ear warmer and find a pair of gloves.
Each season brings different weather and different running habits. I know, now that it’s getting chilly, my weekly mileage will drop and I will probably start spending more time at the gym than I do outside. And, while I am rather dreading the track at the Y, I know that in a matter of months, I’ll be back to my normal running routes outside.