What makes a perfect run? Are there certain runs where you can’t stop grinning and you can only hope to recapture the feeling again and again? I don’t know about you, but those are the best days.
Let The Sun Shine
My perfect run starts with sunrise. I’m a morning person, and I love watching the colors of the sun light up the sky. Being a part of that just makes everything right.
Cloudy With No Chance of Rain
The Florida sun can be unrelenting, so while I love morning and daytime runs, a little cloud cover doesn’t hurt. Clouds can provide some protection from the insane UV rays. In the same vein, I love rainless runs. The less water, the better.
50% Humidity Sounds Right
Living in a state where we regularly see humidity percentages of 90 and up, it’s nice to get a break. No humidity wouldn’t be reasonable, but 50%? That sounds heavenly, even on a hot day. I could probably run forever if I wasn’t struggling to breathe thick hair and chafing in sweat-sodden clothes.
Fast Feet, Light Legs
There are days when your legs just won’t turn over. those are terrible days. But then there are days when you feel like you are flying, and the make it all worth it. Those days don’t come often, but when they do, I cherish them.
A Beautiful View
In this regard, I’m not picky, but having a great view helps make my perfect run. It could be beach, or trail, or even city. As long as it’s something different and fabulous, I’ll take it.
Running Is Better With Friends
I’m lucky that I am as comfortable running alone as I am with friends. But friends are better. My perfect run is filed with friends, and I am so happy when they are there.
Long Distance, Please
My perfect runs are long runs. I’m not a sprinter, and never have been. I crave lots of miles, and I am so happy to be back in the double digits.
What makes up your perfect run?
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