I spent the weekend doing OEC (Outdoor Emergency Care, or ski-patrol medical) stuff, which means I finished each day feeling stiff, sore, exhausted and exhilarated after hours of practice and instruction of backboarding and other medical skills. What’s the first thing I did after getting home from a long day of such fun activities on Saturday? Go for a run, of course. The heavy rains had passed, leaving in their wake a deliciously cool cold front. Stretching my muscles over the course of an easy three-miler hasn’t felt so good since … well, last fall.
It’s 58 degrees in Silver Spring, Md., as I write this. The sun is shining. High temps are forecast to be in the low 70s. Who needs more motivation than that?