So much for sunshine and springtime...at least for the next two days.
But, I am more resourceful and determined than any weather system. AND, I have a wonderfully supportive husband!!
As Paul was driving home from Dallas yesterday afternoon, I had a lightbulb shine in my head: Saturday forecast 40s and rain; Friday night forecast...clear and 68. I called with my clever idea, "Honey, what are you doing tonight? Wanna go for a trail run?? :)" Without question, he was game. 10PM start for a couple of hours on the trail!!
What an incredible way to spend a Friday night! Paul and I on the trail, chatting away, catching up, and running together. What a gift to get to share that time together!!! I know that running my pace is a total throw away for him, but he never complained or made me feel like my 8:20-9 min pace was too slow.
A few lessons on my impromptu decision for a night run. Make sure you have fresh batteries in your lights!! My lights were next to useless, and we basically relied on one handheld between us. Headlamps can be irritating. Obviously, I have some work to do with my lighting system. Always be flexible with plans because last minute changes and scheduling can make for the best memory!
This morning it was gym time to stay warm and dry. 10 miles of uphill climbing (forever grateful to Shan for this workout), weights, and squats!! Going to the gym is definitely not the first place I want to be for a workout, but I do enjoying seeing people I otherwise wouldn't (I chatted with one of my clients for 20 min of my climb workout and I got to scare the heck out of John P)....great start to a rainy morning, and I was excited to be neither tired nor sore from the night run.
I am just hoping that this is our LAST spell of cold...so over it. But, if the rain falls and if the weather is not ideal this weekend has taught me that I can still get in wonderful workouts, quality time with the husband, and make the most of what's around and available...
No Excuses, Do the Work!