I finally went outside today! It’s the first time since about the first of the year that I opted outside!
I was all set to do this great hike at Caesar’s Creek on my birthday..but the negative temperatures and unfamiliar terrain made me pause. Then it seemed the weather was wicked on my days off, and I was too wimpy and lazy to go outside. If I was still running, I would have been outside 5 days out of 7. Because that’s what ultra runners do. Since I no longer run, I no longer have a great training goal which gets me outside. I need the outside, people.
Today, my day off from work, I planned to take Helga out. I settled on Salt Fork State Park, the home of many trail runs for me. I decided to go ride Helga on the beach, as I really haven’t spent much time on the beach area of the park.
Being a cyclist is much different than being a runner. I’m still struggling with what to wear biking versus running. The wind chill can be greater on the bike, and I have to think about feet staying warm biking.
I lucked out today. It was about 24 F, but with little wind. The cold wind off a body of water can be killer cold. I biked around the beach area.
I wandered down a few mowed areas that I had never been to before. They weren’t very long.
Nobody was out on this Tuesday noon, but I did see tracks that someone had been afoot lately.
I was glad I broke my inside streak and opted outside. I love being outside and experiencing new places. I just need to plan my outings, to make sure I actually get out and do them!