I am trying to get more accustomed to running outside. I live about five minutes walk from Tower Grove Park, which is just perfect for running! I can warm up on the walk there (involves lots of street crossings) and then once I hit the park I can do a (I think?) 4 mile or so loop. Hypothetically. In fact, today was the first time I ran all the way to the end of the park and then back. I will need to get one of those fancy Garmin watches, I think? (Christmas present?) Anyway, I was back home in about 50 minutes. I felt great! It was just shy of 40 degrees outside so I wore my Lewis and Clark long sleeve “tech” shirt over a tank with capri leggings. I thought I might be too cold, but it ended up being perfect. I also wore my water belt.
Yes, there’s a cat in the far left corner of the picture. Fancy that!
Anyways, the run was really beautiful. I listened to Car Talk on my ipod shuffle, but also enjoyed the trees. I snapped a couple of pictures during a short water break.
So, am I becoming an outdoors type of person if I enjoyed my run outdoors? Hmm…. I will say this was my easiest run through the park yet. I think the cool weather made it much easier!