My, is it bright in here.
My, what have we here?
Breaking through every crevice of the blinds are thin streams of...light. What could this be? The pall of winter/wannabe spring finally lifting? Noooooo, it couldn't be.
Pulling back the blinds, I squint but I can feel my pupils suddenly shrinking in response to the bright light. What is this light? What is that large, glowing orb hanging just above the eastern horizon? Why is it so warm on my face? Why do I suddenly feel filled with hope and promise? Why do my legs feel a rush of joy knowing they will get to feel that same warmth soon enough? What IS this mystery ball?!
c/o Google ImagesThe sun, you say? Nonsense. We are Seattle No. 2...Chi-attle :) We don't get no stinkin' sun here!
Oh, a happy dance, I can feel a happy dance coursing through my veins, making its way down to my feet, and then it happens...a little jig! THE SUN IS SHINING, REJOICE!
The coffee's bubbling up on the stove, the sun is pouring in through the windows, warming our hearts and warming our souls. My foam roller does a round of IT band massage, Geof is practically singing in the kitchen, and we both are nearly foaming at the mouth knowing we get to run sans rain jackets on this day!
Needless to say, the run was glorious. It was just what we needed. Light and fast, our favorite 3-mile route flies by, but not without notice of the beauty of the morning. We got a late start, hence the shorter route, but we reveled in every last possible second, squeezing out the very last drop of morning freedom before heading off to work.
What a difference the sun makes.
And what a difference a new pair of shoes makes. I'm cheating on my old Brooks Glycerins with a younger, thinner (soled) pair of Brooks Ghosts...they make me feel young again, what can I say! So far, after only two runs, I dig 'em. I like that they are a little lighter feeling, and less bulky than my Glycerins, and they are just a sniff wider in the forefoot, so hopefully that translates into less/no rubbing on the outsides of my big toe and pinkie toe during long runs :)
As I finish this post, four or five hours later, the sun is still shining. What a day!
May your weekend be magical and filled with delicious running things :)