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Jan 04

Remember, You Do This for Fun!

That is what my wife yelled after me as I headed out the door on my run today.  I really didn’t want to go.  It was cold.  I was tired.  It was getting dark.  And did I mention it was cold?  I only had to do 6 miles today, but after a long weekend, it was the last thing I wanted.

I checked the weather before I headed out – 25F with a feels like temperature of only 12F. So, after I bundled up, out the door I went.  It ended up being a rather enjoyable run.  I didn’t have a course planned out or anything and just ran free.  I stayed fairly warm despite the chill in the air, except when running into the wind.  I perked up quickly and was less tired after my run than I was before it.  And in the end, it was fun.  So mission accomplished, I guess.

After the run, I returned home to a homemade lasagna cooked by my wonderful wife.  It was delicious.  She outdid herself (again).

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It was so good!

And now, after an incredibly long weekend, I need to sleep.  But before I go, I’ll leave you with a clip from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert Jennie and I went to this weekend.  The tickets were a Christmas present from my Dad, and the concert was a blast.  One of the coolest things I have ever seen.  If you ever have a chance to go, I highly recommend it.

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3 comments

  1. Maria

    TSO is the best concert to see, ever. Talk about a visual treat, I’ve seen them a couple times and it’s awesome every time.
    Good for your wife to kick you out the door, keep a hold of her!

  2. Krista@CommitmentisLiberating

    I love when a run that you are dreading turns out good! I’m so tired of the cold already… only 2(ish) more months of winter. Right?

  3. lindsay

    glad your run went well! these temps are ridiculous hard to bundle up and open the door, let alone roll out of bed!

    i saw TSO around thanksgiving – it was def a cool show. and wow that lasagna looks yummy :)

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