During these Winter days, a long run for me is a 6 miler. This Summer, a 6 miler was telling my husband, “I’m just going for a quick run.” The fact that running is a ever changing, ever adapting sport for me is why I love it! It doesn’t matter whether you are running 1 mile or 12. It doesn’t matter if you are having your speediest or you slowest run. What matters most, to me, is I can take away the best parts of the run – any run.
Today, it was the 25 seconds I watch a husband and wife (assumed) run with their dog and pushing two kids in a bike trailer. When I saw them on the other side of the pond for the second time, they were still going strong.
This sport continues to inspire me each day I step out. The last few weeks I have done more treadmill running but I still can find a piece of inspiration at the gym, too. I like I can push myself no matter where I am or what I am doing. It’s a quality, while running, I try to apply in other areas of my life.
When I stepped out for my run it was 28 degrees with a N 10 MPH wind. I got some tears in my eyes a few times from the wind but nothing that slowed me down. Don’t get me wrong, we had a pretty cold streak earlier this month, but January was pretty tame for Minnesota.
Today’s running playlist was hand picked this morning. I was dreading the run a little, naturally. I probably picked the weirdest mix, ever:
The Chainsmokers / Kanye
Ariana Grande / Break Free
Neon Hitch ft. Tyga / Gold
Coldplay / Major Minus
Florence and The Machine / Over The Love
Taylor Swift / Shake It Off
Britney Spears / Till The World Ends
Jennifer Lopez / On The Floor
Elbow / One Day Like This
Kat Dahlia / Crazy
Coldplay / A Sky Full Of Stars
Adele / Set Fire to the Rain
The Lone Bellow / The One You Should’ve Let Go
Lana del Ray / Young and Beautiful
I ran out of a tunes about .5 mile away from home but I appreciated the quiet at that point. I also appreciated the big cup of hot coffee when I got home!
Did you get a long run in this morning? Do your long run distances change in the Winter?