Snow. Wind chill in the single digits or worse. Schools are closed. But the sun is out, and the roads are clearing. To Run Or Not To Run, that is the question.
The answer to that question may say a lot about you and why you run. If you run to ease stress, and it has been a stressful week, then yes, it is a good day for a run. If you run because you have made a commitment to get fit and be more healthy, then yes, it is a good day to run. If you run for fun, then yes, it is a good day to run. If you run because people say you can’t or shouldn’t, then yes, it is a good day for a run. If you run because that marathon you completed last month really kicked your butt, and you want to see to it that it does not happen again, then yes, it is a good day for a run.
In fact, as I thought about it, I could not come up with a good reason no to run, even on a day like today. My mind had a counter argument for every excuse I could think of. (Too cold! Add layers, you’ll have a good running story to tell). I suppose that means that my conversion is complete. That, or I am just crazy. Either way, it looks like a lovely day for a run.