Even so, a couple of those mornings I had mentally prepared to get up early, bundle up good, and get out there for my runs, only to succumb to the warmth and magnetic pull of my bed. I just couldn't bring myself to leave the comfort of my mattress. Ever have that happen?
Well mid-week it finally started warming up, and I couldn't wait to get out there to run.
After work Wednesday (it was above 40 degrees I think), I rushed home, changed into my running gear and went for a 3 miler....I went at about a 8:40 pace and I felt really good...it was great to be outside again....most of the snow/ice had melted...and I also tried my first GU before this run...I wanted to try it on a shorter run to see how my body would react....it tasted good (Tri-Berry) and I didn't throw up or anything...so, I am going to start trying to use them on my longer runs now.....
Thursday after work I went for another 3 miler before my basketball game and it was another fantastic run. I felt great and it was nice to be able to wear shorts outside again.
Midway through that run, though, a herd of 11 deer crossed the road about 50 yards in front of me. They were going from one field to another. I was wishing I had my camera because it was the coolest thing. It looked something like this:
I live in a suburb of Wichita, which is a city of about 400,000. One of the nice things about living on the outskirts is it's close to the city life, but I still get to do a lot of my runs on country roads where there aren't many houses, just fields. It's nice because I don't have to deal with traffic as much as I would in the city.