On Tuesday mornings, for the past several weeks, The Captain and I have been getting up, sipping some coffee, then a small protein smoothie, and heading out for a nice run together. I am really beginning to love these early morning runs.
Last night I mapped out a new route for us to follow today, but when we woke up this morning, we could hear a light rain falling outside… sure enough, it was gloomy and wet. We checked the Weather Channel while we drank our coffee.
And then we agreed to go anyway… our weather forecast does look a bit soggy for the next few days so it wouldn’t be a matter of just putting it off till tomorrow. I made us each a deilcious smoothie with some banana, vanilla protein powder, and cinnamon for incentive.
We both put on a light vest over our running tees, and off we went. It was drizzling very lightly and as we ran along, it actually almost quit. The Captain calls these light showers a Scotch Mist.
Instead of running along the Strait, or around the park, I took us through our neighborhood past the Legislature Buildings, and on to the Inner Harbor. We followed the waterfront path past the marinas for about 1 km before heading back into the centre of the City and completing the 5 km loop.
It was kind of neat to be out and about as the city was just waking up. And we noticed a few policemen setting up radar traps because today is the first day of the new school year here.
Once home, we enjoyed a leisurely stretch, some water, and some brekkie.
So, dishes are done, laundry is in the washer, and now I am getting ready to work on Day 3 of The 30 Day PUSH Challenge. And I can see a much heavier rain falling now, outside my window.
Chalene says, and I agree, that easily-achieved goals are not as satisfying, usually.
Sometimes an important goal is easy to achieve. But most of the time, I would say that things that are harder, that take more time and /or effort, or even $$ to achieve, seem to be SWEETER and make us feel better after we attain them.
Do you think you have a PUSH goal? One that you need to achieve before going after the others?
On the food front… The Captain cut up a kabocha squash for me yesterday. I spritzed it with olive oil and sprinkled cinnamon on the pieces before roasting them in the oven for half an hour.
Do you like to run in the rain?