I almost didn’t go.
I had a big work day with little wiggle room for a leisurely run, and forecasts called for a “wintry mix,” which usually means it’s a good idea to stay inside. Plus, I’m staying with family friends in Annapolis, meaning I couldn’t just go for my tried-and-true 30-minute loop at home. I really almost skipped. But then — and I apologize for going all Oprah on you again — I decided to make myself a priority in my day, and I headed out the door to drive to my intended route.
On my way there, it started to rain. Fabulous.
When I got to the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail, a rails-to-trails path that winds through gorgeous neighborhoods and thick forests, I knew I’d made the right call. I ran 25 minutes out and 25 minutes back on the trail, and I felt SO great! The cold felt refreshing rather than rude; my legs felt fresh after a cross-training day on Tuesday. And best of all, the whole time I was running, the rain was more like snow. Fabulous!