Thursday, April 10, 2008

0 Run 2, Week 2 (CT5K): Couldn't Have Asked For Nicer Running Weather


Did my second run of the week with my friend tonight. The weather was absolutely gorgeous. The kind I would've given my eyeteeth for during those earlier "character-building" winter runs. ;-) There was a slight breeze in the air, & it just couldn't have been more lovely & perfect.

Beauty abounded everywhere: There were flowers & flowering trees in bloom all around us. It was just pure joy being outside today. I don't know exactly what it is about that lake, but I swear that the cherry blossom canopies overhead felt like our own personal protectresses, giving us this pleasant feeling of comfort & ease. All of the bright, light, & happy sounds & colors really began to rub off on us as we began our warm-up walk. At several points during our run, both of us kept exclaiming how beautiful everything was around us as we ran around the lake. I found myself sighing a few times in expressions of pure bliss! It was sublime! I felt like shouting, "Spring is here! Spring is here!"

(I know all of this probably sounds really corny & sappy, but I don't care, as all of it is a genuine expression of how it felt to be outside today.)

And from the looks of it, everyone else around us was feeling the happy effects of Spring too. ;-) Man, was it crowded! People really were out & about around the lake, with entire families & groups of teenagers just milling about. Children were running (& sometimes screaming!), heading in various random directions -- Up to their usual antics. ;-)

Both of us marvelled at the sheer number of people around us. While the lake was packed with people strolling around it, the number of people running was surprisingly few. I mean, who wouldn't want to be running outside today in weather like this?

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