Running in Shorts in December

So yesterday I wimped out on my run because of the wind. So I made a pact with myself that I would get up this morning and run...wind or no wind. I got wind. It was just as windy this morning as it was yesterday morning. But...the temperature was much more mild. 58 degrees mild! In Kansas. In December. Perfectamundo!

I threw on the running shorts. Yes...shorts and only one drifit long sleeved shirt that I actually did get a little warm in. And then I headed out to the trails where I would run South into the wind and then I could turn around and have the wind at my back. The wind is whipping around at 40 mph with wind gusts up to 60 mph. It was slow going and my legs were feeling very heavy. I didn't set mileage today. I was going in thinking 6 or 8. At mile 3, I thought hard about turning around cuz my legs were tired and the wind was wicked. But then I got to thinking...it's December and you're outside running, wearing shorts. Even if it is tough, enjoy this time. And so that's exactly what I did. I ended up running 8 miles and enjoying every minute of it-wind and all. I saw deer, blue jays, cardinals, a baby boxer, geese in the pond and the birds were singing their little hearts out. It was great. Like a spring morning. Then it was home to walk the Molster.

Now the clouds are moving in, the rain and snow are on their way and the temperature is only supposed to drop all day. I'm going to hop back into my sexy flannel pj's, grab some coffee and hang out. And I keep thinking I have school work to complete, but I don't. It's nice to have a couple weeks off.

Have a great Sunday!


  1. You are SSSSOOOO lucky!!! Shorts in December...WOW!!

  2. wasn't the weather crazy!! I mean it was 61 degrees when I got home..then I sent hubby to the store (we can walk from out house) and it was 30 degrees when he walked back, not terribly happy. :)

  3. Lucky girl! We did our first snow run today - definitely not in shorts!

  4. Hey! I would love to meet up with you at the expo! I think it would be a ton of fun too. Where are you guys staying?