Ah, Seattle. It's currently 50 degrees out, windy, and misting lightly. And I was SO EXCITED to go run! You see, I'm a sweaty monster. I think about running and out pop some sweat beads.
BUT! It's gross out! I have capris and a short sleeve t-shirt! This is going to be AWESOME.
So, I took off. It's a slight downhill slope. It felt GREAT to be outside, breathing fresh air and feeling the cold wind on my face. I went too fast. Wah-wah. Made it out to my turn around point, went up a few blocks, and ran back to the office. The downside of this route is that what goes down must come up. The last 4 blocks are hilly - so I ran/walked as crosswalks permitted.
Next time I'll bring the Garmin so I know my time better - I guestimated based on my last outbound IM on my computer & the time in the elevator on my way back up to my floor.
I really like running in the city. Instead of taking walk breaks, I just stop for a few seconds at the crosswalks, wait until the light turns green, and continue on my merry way.
I'm hoping to maintain this M/W/F most weeks. No one in the office even noticed I left (or just assumed I was in a meeting).
HUZZAH! HAPPY MONDAY!