Last night I knew I wanted to run this morning. I usually plan on it, embrace it and look forward to it but last night I wanted to be out there in the cold. You can usually bet and win that on 50% of most days under 30 I’ll work my schedule to NOT have to run in the frigid cold. I can do it and I have but the WANT to is usually missing when it gets to the double digits that start with 2. Last night however, I knew I wanted to be out in the cold. It was almost like a sugar craving that needed satisfying. This morning as I hopped out of bed feeling pretty good I checked the temperature. It showed 28 degrees and somewhere deep down inside I smiled because it was exactly what I wanted. I fixed breakfasts and iced coffees, donned a thermal head cover, hat, gloves, leggings, pants and a couple of warm tops. Set my watch, grabbed my butterfly light and out the door I went. It was cold but I was ready for it. I happily set out feeling really light and bouncy like a bird. Maybe taking the day off yesterday gave me a rest I needed. I’m not sure but I felt awesome inside and out. My splits were respectable, the last mile came in at 9:20 which isn’t average for a cold day like today but I’ll take it. I finished and felt accomplished and somewhat invincible like Superman. I always feel like that when I run in the cold because not everyone does. It’s like a badge of honor to tell people that “yeah, I ran in 28 degrees today” LOL! Between that, my pushups every day and lack of snacking all day, the scale is also rewarding me. So today is a great day. I hope you have a great day too!