Just as it looks like spring has sprung, tomorrow’s forecast calls for snow. Yes, snow. I’m hoping they are lying. Or at least mistaken. Or reading off the weather of another city that isn’t St. Louis. We shall see tomorrow.
Slowly, but surely I’m working more work outs in. And my fit bit is definitely helping. Case in point – I was really close to the 10,000 step mark, so I jumped on the treadmill at 10 PM for 10-ish minutes to hit my remaining step count. Will I do that every time? Probably not. But the novelty has still not worn off.
- Monday – 3,819 steps
- Tuesday – 6.561 steps (including a late night stroll around the office to get over 5,000 steps)
- Wednesday – 11,110 steps (2-ish mile treadmill run in the morning, with the extra treadmill walk at night to boost my step count)
- Thursday – 10,078 steps (2-ish mile treadmill run)
- Friday – 4,857 steps
- Saturday – 14,738 steps (hot yoga, followed by a 5 mile walk)
- Sunday – 19,569 steps (8 mile run)
I chose to do a long run on Sunday because of the two days, it seemed to have the better running weather (overcast, but very little chance of precipitation). Silly me, I never did check to see if the forecast changed.
I was having a hard time motivating myself to get moving so I walked the first mile, which did wonders. I was feeling strong with my first few run intervals. I decided to veer off from my regular route, and take a different path, which led me into the middle of Forest Park. Throughout the park were little signs of spring – daffodils, blooming trees, green grass – it definitely gave me hope that winter is really at an end. This was before I heard there was snow on the horizon.
I have been complaining (because I do love to complain) about not doing enough strength training so when I saw a set of staircases, I knew I should pause and run the stairs a few times. The staircase had about 50 steps. I ended up running up it 3 times. I probably could have pushed through another set, but seeing as I still had a way to run, I thought better of it.
However, the best part was at the top of the staircase was another birthday cake!! I don’t know if I’m going to find all 250 of the cakes, but I am sure going to try!
I stopped off at the bathroom and as I was going in, I overheard someone say that “it” should be here within the hour. As the skies had become increasingly dark, I figured “it” had to be a storm. The race to get back to my apartment before the storm hit was on!
I was less than a half a mile from my house when the lightning show started. Fortunately, the rain was just sprinkling at this point. Now, I’m not sure what exactly you are supposed to do in a lightning storm, but I figured getting indoors was probably the safest bet. I ran home as fast as I could and made it inside! Whew!