Apparently the key to running more often is, well, running in the Keys. We’ve been down here for about a week and I’ve gone for four glorious runs. Which, to be totally transparent, is about twice my monthly average right now. What can I say? I’ve been an underachiever lately. There is just something about running down here that makes me want to lace up and hit the road.
It could be the beautiful views.
It could be the weird squirrels.
It could also be that it’s full of the flattest, fastest routes on the entire planet. Prior to coming down here, I was really busting my butt to get down in the 8-minute miles. Two days ago, I looked down at my watch and realized I had just completed a mile at 7:20. I might as well have broken the land speed record, y’all. I was that proud. Now the trick will be to continue running often when I get home, when things like doing the laundry – or complaining about doing the laundry – keep me “busy”.