Today is one of those days that I just wanted to stay in bed. No matter what time I would have set my alarm for, it would have been too early. After the past couple weeks of BEAUTIFUL weather, today reminds me that it is spring. Overcast skies, the constant drip of rain and potential thunderstorms make for a dreary day, however, I find some solace in the fact that I will be able to escape, although just for a little bit, to go on a run.
Over the last few years, it has always been this time of year that gets me motivated to really start training like I should. I'm not sure if it's the nice weather or the fact that spring road races are fast approaching (like Chilly Cheeks, Brookings Half/Full or Lincoln Half/Full), but it's usually about this time that I realize I should have been putting in even more work over the past few months rather than wait until just now.
With all that being said, it is more crucial now than ever (for me) to find people to run with to get back into the routine of running. I find myself envious of all the group runs planned during the week, including Monday nights at Active Spine, and then Wednesday/Saturday runs at the store. It's a great way to meet new people and to get out the door, but it is a part that is missing in my training regimen (along with core, lifting, stretching).
It is days like today that make you glad you either a) got out early to run or b) have someone to drag you out the door. Without one of those, you might find yourself like me; delaying the run and hoping that tomorrow will be better. :)
Happy running (don't forget to dry out your shoes when done)!