fitness // first outdoor run of the season

i have been seriously loving this gorgeous weather that has been gracing minnesota lately. i think i forgot how nice fresh air is; and how fun it is to go outside and not need a coat; or to not need to crank the heat as soon as i get in the car? ahhh life’s simple pleasures. i’m a runner. well, at least i call myself one. i think i fit enough of the description… i run. and i love to sport sassy workout tees. so there’s that. i have done a 5K, 10K and 2 half marathons. . i have zero desire to ever do a full. a half marathon is my jam and i’m cool with that.

i’ve been cooped up running at Lifetime Fitness in MG and i just loathe running on a treadmill. it’s so boring. and you don’t go anywhere. and i’m overly aware of how long i’ve been running/ how long i have yet to go. so i was uber jazzed to kick off outdoor running season yesterday evening. i dragged starks the pup along with me. after a full weekend of playing with my family in AL, he was tuckered out by about mile 1.5. he rallied pretty well, but he was struggling that last mile. not to mention he has to pause ever 5 feet to pee on something. but it was a nice distraction to have him with and as my old babysitter would say, good for him to be outside and “blow his stink off.” ¬†after we conquered that run, we kicked it on the deck and enjoyed the nice evening, because as we Minnesotans know, this weather is in no way guaranteed to stay.

fitness // first run of the season (maple grove)

fitness // first run of the season (maple grove)

fitness // first run of the season (maple grove)

fitness // first run of the season (maple grove)