I ran outside today! OK, it didn't exactly look like this field of flowers. It looked like piles of dirty melting snow. But at least it was melting snow, and not falling snow.
I'm not fooling myself. Winter is not done with south west Wisconsin. We'll have more cold, and more snow. But today, it was great to get out and breath fresh air and not run around in little circles.
I ran 13.6 miles, which was wicked. Between the occasional icy patches, the hills, and the wind, 13.6 miles outdoors is at least as hard as 15 or 16 miles on the track. But I did plug my way through it, and finished running. I am tired, but I feel great!