Know what that put me in the mood to do??? RUN OUTSIDE for the first time in . . .like. . .forever!!!
Did you catch that? FIFTY SEVEN degrees people. . .in Michigan. . .in March!!! We are seriously pushing flip flop weather now!!! I was so excited to get home and RUN OUTSIDE!!!
I quickly drove home. . .ran in the house. . .asked my husband just how hungry he was, to which he replied "starving". . .ignored my husband's "starving" comment. . .put on my running clothes. . .clipped on my iPod. . .and headed out the door!!!! Exhilaration was coursing through my veins!! My feet were finally tapping the outdoor pavement for the first time since last year! I was finally doing something other than spinning for my evening cardio! I was totally soaking up the vitamin D! And then it hit me. . .like a ton of bricks. . .the fact that I have not run since last year!
If you had x-ray eyes. . .I am positive that you would have seen my lungs. . .BLEEDING!! Not even my music was helping! I had to use the old beginners method of. . .OK, if I can just make it to that mailbox, then that garbage can, then the house with blue shutters, then the train tracks. . .you know the method. . .run to one landmark and the set your sights on another close landmark, and keep running telling yourself that the next one is just a few steps away!
See me in pain up there? I must confess that I believe I left my lungs on the side of the road about a mile into my run. I feel like I had to. . .I think they were made of fiberglass! Just call me. . ."lungs on fire"!!!
Here I was after dragging myself back into my driveway quickly realizing that my husband had been standing in the yard snapping pictures like some kind of private eye!
And. . .here I am after learning what was on the menu for dinner. PIZZA! I'm always FAMISHED after a good lung bleeding!!
Better get ready to strap on my running shoes again. . .It's supposed to be 62 tomorrow! Hot diggity dog!