After a long winter, there’s nothing I love more than the first few runs of spring where a skirt and tank top are the perfect clothing. That time when it’s warm enough to not need layers, but not so warm that you feel like you are melting at the end of the run. Yeah, we aren’t going to get that weather this year. I know that Virginia is lucky – we aren’t getting the snow and cold that states farther north are, but I’m so over being cold. And I’m even more over the temperature swings.
One day it’s too hot to run outside because it’s in the high 80s and I’m not acclimated to it. The next day I’m pulling out my Toasty Cheeks Tights again. I think I’ve worn my gloves on runs more in April than I did in February.
And to add insult to injury, I’m still suffering from spring time allergies. Seriously? I can’t even wear short sleeves to run and I’m keeping the makers of Allegra in business?
Ah, well. I’m making the most of it. It’s still nice to only wear long sleeves instead of multiple layers. And we did have absolutely perfect weather at a local 5k on Saturday morning – where I volunteered instead of running.
Right now, this coming weekend looks absolutely perfect for a race, so I’ll be heading to my 73rd half marathon – the Petersburg Half Marathon.
After that? I’m heading to NASCAR. That’s right, I’ve been invited to the Toyota Owner’s 400 at the Richmond Raceway. Shoo is crazy excited as he’s been a NASCAR fan since he was little.
Then I’m pretty sure next week is summer…