Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Warm up Wednesday!

The sun is shining and temps are climbing in Chicagoland today. I feel the warm sun on me as I sit at my computer typing this blog. I feel positive energy of the day and I am so ready for spring.

I took Sunday and Monday off from running to recover from my long run on Saturday. However, I jumped back on the treadmill last night for a 3.5 mile run and finished my workout with push ups. As I sit here, I am getting anxious to get home and run outside today in the 40 degree temps we are expecting. I tell you this work thing is such a nuisance.

Seriously, I am grateful to be gainfully employed, especially in these turbulent times. I try not to take anything for granted; it’s just that work interferes with my desire to run in the daylight. I guess I will have to hold out a little while longer and quit my bitchin. I am exited and anxiously awaiting the time change happening this weekend.

With spring approaching I am also looking forward to being able to cross train with my bike. I bought a new hybrid (GT Transeo 4.0) at the end of last year and didn’t get many opportunities to use it before it got cold. I am hoping to be able to get out and ride with my wife and son this year. I need to get a bike rack to mount in the hitch of my SUV so we can drive out to trails that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to get to by riding.

I hope everyone has a great day and that the temps and sun in your neck of the woods are as energizing as they are here.


  1. I am super psyched for Spring, the light in the evening, and the warmer temps. Running outside is the best.

    I get anxious at work about my run... I get all pumped up for it! Use that energy tonight! :)

  2. We're supposed to get those 40 degree temps tomorrow . . . I can't wait. I need spring to come fast!

  3. It's been way warm here in CO - 72 degrees today. Daylight saving's is this weekend, so before long you should be leaving work in the sunshine..