Thankful For The Wind

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but today during my run I was VERY THANKFUL for the wind! The weather is a little crazy here. This morning when I went to class it was 38 degrees and when I headed out for my 5 miler around noon it was 72 degrees! Makes it kinda hard to just pick one outfit for the day when your freezing in the morning and sweating in the afternoon! Anyway, back to my run. Like I said, I headed out around noon for a 5 miler. It was 72ish degrees and I knew this was going to be a HOT run. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, quite the beautiful day, but provided direct sunlight onto my face while running. Not so nice. But, there was this awesome breeze!! Normally the wind seems to blow in only 1 or 2 directions, but today it was blowing in 3 directions. And when I was running in the direction with no wind, boy was I HOT and really wishing for the wind! Ha! I normally hate running into the wind. I always feel like I have to work so much harder! And why is it, normally, that the wind is only around when the temps are freezing? Rarely is the wind around for super hot days!! Please wind, stay away in the cold and come around when it’s hot!! So basically, today, the wind made for a nice run!! Here are my stats:


Time: 48:13

Avg Pace: 9:39 min/mile

Mile 1: 9:59

Mile 2: 9:37

Mile 3: 9:38

Mile 4: 9:45

Mile 5: 9:15


Overall great run!! I think 5 miles is one of my favorite distances! Long enough to feel like you are really working but short enough to push yourself hard!


Tonight I am going to dinner at Bonefish with one of my bestest friends and bridesmaids, Katie, who is in town this week! I am super excited! I can’t wait to see her and I love Bonefish!! This week has kinda been nice and slow for school but socially busy!! Unfortunately, I need to enjoy this week because the next 2 weeks of school are gonna keep me super busy! But after that it’s Thanksgiving Break! I can do it :) Hope ya’ll have a great night!


PS: Check out the cute Turkey POTM Challenge button Bobbi made to the right!


  1. 5 miles is the perfect 'middle' distance to make you feel really successful!

  2. We have a Bonefish here, and it's one of my favorites. Yay for another great run!

  3. 38 degrees??? Yikes! Love you Florida!!! Ha :)