After taking an unscheduled day off yesterday I really wasn't planning on running tonight either. Between the heat, TFL, working late and just feeling sort of meh lately I got a bit of inspiration as I got close to home with a few good songs as well as the realization that it was cloudy and only in the high 90s with a bit of a wind.
As soon as I got in the door, I got changed and got ready before I had a chance to change my mind. Soon I was out the door and realized how windy it was as it pushed me along. The plan was to get in a different route that I though may be about 3 miles which would be for a nice change.
I started off great but I probably brought my HR up a little too fast but I was happy to be out. The wind was still, about 12 mph,but for the first mile it was at my back and at my side. It wasn't until I turned headlong into it that I realized just how strong it was; it almost stopped me in my tracks at one point. Fortunately I was at a place where I could make a turn toward home as opposed to facing another half mile if the gusty headwind.
In the end the run turned out to be only 2.1 miles but it felt good and gave me another route mapped. At just over 26 minutes, it was close enough to the half hour I was shooting for anyway. I was also happy to have kept it short because the TFL felt good but there was still some minor tightness.
Tomorrow may or may not be of an hour run, we'll just have to see how it goes.