Yesterday was a nice, cool, breezy day - absolutely perfect to get my second run in! There's just something about the crisp fresh air that entices me to get outdoors. So instead of using a treadmill, outside I went.
And let me tell you .. I actually really enjoyed it! What a difference being outdoors made!
The scenery took my mind off the fact that I was running, and the fact that I was running didn't faze me at all. The minutes that I did run just flew by! And I think the fact that my iPhone was tucked away helped to keep my eyes off the clock .. Instead of counting down each second until I got to walk again, I was able to just kick back, listen to my music, watch the beautiful scenery (I jog on a gorgeous bike / walking path surrounded by trees and forest) and enjoy.
Holy crap, I enjoyed running.
It also really helped that the rest of Team Lego was with me. I'd walk with them, then do my run, and walk back towards them for the break between runs. Seeing their smiling faces really encouraged me to keep going, especially when I was starting to struggle with the uphill parts of the run.
I'm definitely looking forward to my next run, hoping it will be outside again! (are you with me, Cindy?) :)
Ps. This is hardly a flattering picture of myself post-run .. But I felt GREAT!!