When the band U2 penned the lyrics, “It’s a beautiful day, don’t let it get away” (from the song “Beautiful Day”), they must have been talking about the weather on a day just like this. What a morning to get outside and enjoy day!
I hit the road at 6 AM, and it was 60 degrees, sunny, no wind, and not a cloud in the sky. Birds were happily singing (some were actually still sleeping on the power lines!). I even saw some wild roses in full bloom along the bike trail. An absolutely perfect morning to run.
I did the 8-miler again this morning where I run through Minnetonka Mills along the bike trail to Tonka Wood Road. On these long runs, I generally try to take it pretty easy so that I pace myself properly. I concentrate on keeping a steady, even pace, kind of like putting yourself on “cruise control,” if that makes any sense. It took me about 1 hour and 10 minutes today (which, interestingly enough, is about how long one of my 6 mile trail runs took me last weekend...what a difference the surface makes!). A good, solid run today.
There were a lot of other friendly, happy runners out and about this morning. Who could blame them? They must have been taking U2’s lyrics to heart as well.
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