I’ve been sick all week and my brain feels like mush, but I just wanted to pop in quickly today for a quick post.. call it blogger withdrawal.
I have been dying, I mean absolutely dying to workout outside again. Usually during the winter, I keep on doing at least one (stadium) workout per week outside, but this year really got to me. Between my schedule, getting sick a couple times, and the evil polar vortex, I have only worked out outside a couple of times since December. And yes, only one of those workouts was at the stadium, which makes me feel like a fraud. I will get back out onto those steps, if life will just cooperate with me! This was going to be my week back, until I got hit with a death-virus — that kind of put a halt on things. Excuses, excuses, I know.
Anyway, with a few mild days lately, it’s really got me itching to get back outside for some workouts. Who’s with me? If the polar vortex has sucked all of the life out of you for the past month or so, try to get outside this weekend and just do something. A walk, a jog, run some hills — something to get some good, fresh air into your lungs instead of that stale gym air. And if you’re a runner or walker, getting outside has got to be more inviting than staring at a treadmill for an extended amount of time!
Anyway… Tomorrow, Saturday March 15th is supposed to be a lovely 50 degrees here in Boston, which means it’s a perfect opportunity to get outside, get active, and shake off those winter blues. Am I right? And if you’re around the Boston area, you’re in luck. New Balance is being generous enough to set up shop along the Boston Esplanade, near the Hatch Shell, to provide running tips, giveaways, fuel and some friendly smiles to local runners/walkers from 9am-12pm.
It’s no mystery around here that I love New Balance as a a brand. I love their gear, their shoes, and their awesome presence in the community. (And no, I’m not being compensated with anything to write this post, I just thought you all should know what an awesome company they are).
So seriously, if you’re in the Boston area this weekend and are itching to get outside for a bit, stop by the New Balance tent on the Esplanade — even if you’re not a runner, I’m sure you can still stop by and chat for a few, and maybe score some cool winter workout tips and some snacks. I mean, hey, since when I have I ever been a runner? Especially not with this hacking cough that I’ve got going on now, but that’s okay, I’m sure New Balance doesn’t discriminate.
Either way, whether you’re from Boston or halfway across the world, maybe if we all just start working out outside, spring will hurry up and get here a little faster. Wishful thinking? Yes, but I’m willing to try anything at this point!
Readers: Are you as sick of this winter as I am? If you’re a runner, do you run outside during the winter? What’s your favorite outdoor workout?