Reno weather is never the same. If you don’t like it – wait – it’ll change. In the last week I’ve run in 42* with 25 mph winds, 30*, 23* with 15 mph winds and today I ran in 61*. Go figure. I never put away winter or summer clothes because, quite honestly, I might need them. In the winter these warmer days give enough reprieve from the cold that I can tolerate the few months of bundling up. Barely. I was psyched we got some nice temps on a day off. Time for a run!!!! Just 4 miles by my house but getting out is getting out. In the 60* range, it’s bliss!
I got to wear the only running shorts I like. Oiselle Roga Shorts. Also (as always) wearing a BodyRock Sport bra. This was the first one I bought – the Giselle – and I still love her just as much as when I got her. On the agenda today was a 4 mile run. We park the car almost 2 miles down the street from our house, run past the house to the end of our road and turn around. We can see the kids quite a bit since our house is up on a hill and they were all outside playing today so I got yelled at as I ran past. Awesome-ness!
There are 3 large hills the first two miles going up and 3 small hills going down. Once I hit the turn around I know it’s (almost) all downhill from there. I did stop at my driveway for water (and a picture) but otherwise it was a steady run. When I ran past the second time and was headed down the street I heard one of the kids yell “Hey Mom!! Can we have some ice cream?” I yelled back “Yes!” thinking they probably wouldn’t hear me but with the hoots of excitement that followed, I figured when I got home we’d be out of ice cream.
I averaged 8:31 minute miles. Thought it would be a little faster, but I wasn’t racing anyone. A mile is a mile. It felt fantastic to get out in the phenomenal weather we had today, spend time with the kids, watch them play outside.