I woke up this morning and checked my phone – it was 31F! Glorious! That means base layers, hat and light gloves. There was no wind and it was 30F when I left at 4:30AM, and my whole body was screaming OMIGODITISSONICEANDWARMOUTHERE … and just wanted to run! As I said before, the temperature tends to be relative to the weather trends – and since we are heading to ~45F today and up to possibly 60F over the weekend, the air had a spring-like feel.
It was just an incredible morning for a run – I ended up doing just over 9 miles, meaning that I was pushing it waking the boys up for school. Oh well, everyone got out the door on time. It felt awesome, and I can’t wait to get out this weekend in some of the warmer temperatures in and amongst all of the holiday pre-work I’ll be doing.
I have mentioned the TimeHop app before, which I love because it reflects back your activity on social media this day last year, the year before and so on. Since last year at this time I was in the midst of my running streak (the image is from last week, today’s was ‘Day 41’), it has been great to look at the posts, as they bring back so many great memories – not just of the streak but of the amazing comments I got and all of the awesome people who chimed in.
And that was one of the best things about the running streak – building up the old and new connections, communicating, sharing, learning and so on. This is the power of social media, so whether we were friends in Stoughton 30 years ago or just know each other from a blog over the last few months, there is still an impact and a shared experience that has real value in our lives.
How is the weather where you are? Have you ever reflected back on your social media activity from the past?