Why I didn't follow the 'rules' today...

My friends will say I'm crazy, I say crazy good :-). Why? cause I could finally run in the snow, while it is snowing!
Too bad it's not snowing more around here.... A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to run in this amazing powdery snow, and blue skies.
But today I had the full experience!  I couldn't wait for the late afternoon to get out. I was watching the snow falling and accumulating since mid morning and as soon as the clock hit 4:30 pm, I dropped the mouse, put on my running shoes and head out! That fresh amazing white snow, I just couldn't get enough of it. Today was supposed to be a day off or an easy short recovery run (I'm on week 4), but the few times I did look at the watch,as I was busy looking around at the snow falling and how quiet and beautiful it all looked, I was probably in HRZ3-4 and a higher pace than I'm supposed to. But I didn't care, today was all about FUN run!! This is why I run!! With a huge smile throughout the whole run, snow falling on my face, feeling and hearing the snow under my feet, it was just too good to be true. Oh and yes, I think my feet and legs 'appreciated' the soft ground, and totally cooperated with my 'craziness'. 
Yes, I gave in to the need/wish to go faster, cause it was a FUN RUN!!

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Comment by Lori Enlow on January 22, 2014 at 7:13am

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