Sometimes I find that procrastinating pays off. Sometimes actions that you think might kick you in the butt end in a sweet surprise. That is what happened today.
I bailed on my morning group run. Just wasn't feeling the drive that early after little sleep (I like to get 8 hours and had only had 6ish) Plus my arch was a little sore and I wasn't sure I was up for a hilly 12.
So I went back to bed. I woke up and just chilled for a few hours blogging, reading, sending emails, sipping some coffee. Talked with both Su and A. Then I finally decided to drag myself out for a run around 1PM. (Of course it ended up being 1:45 before I got out the door)
It was absolutely gorgeous out today. Sunny sunny sunny. It was in the 40s. Of course I didn't check that and was a wee bit overdressed assuming it would be 30. That was okay luckily I layered properly today.
Decided to just run out and back from the house. I was running down lakeshore and noticed a disk golf park on the left so I did some off roading. Very cool park. Some wicked holes set off on little trails in the woods. I followed the course around a bit and then ended up at the lake. Nice little public beach that I had no clue about. Took some pics but I just had my Phillips key cam so nothing too high tech. I will have to go back with my real camera. I ran along the beach a little bit but was kept from running the whole thing by a flock of geese (I don't mess with geese anymore since the attack!) I am so glad I took the jaunt off the sidewalk and into the park. I can't wait for this summer! I am totally getting in a lot of open water swims!
I hopped back onto Lakeshore and ran another 50 blocks or so then headed back. I took the mp3 player today and "Let's Get it Started" came on about 15 minutes from the house so the last 15 minutes of the run were very good tempo. I felt great. It was so nice to get out and run at my own pace. Sometimes a solo run is just what you need! Not sure how far I ran today, will have to googlemap it later but I got in 46 minutes.
Got back and hurried off to my inlaws for dinner. On the way WCPN was playing Jazz at the Lincoln Center. Some awesome sax solos that I was jamming to the whole drive. Got me super pumped up to play again. So on that note I am off to practice!