Today was the first, real day of spring after a long, extremely cold winter. Running 31K today around Berlin, often catching the wonderful smell of grilling sausages wafting through the air, seeing people lying on the grass, noticing the green buds on the trees, and feeling the warm sun on my face was a true pleasure. I did a full loop around the middle of West Berlin at the apex running past the Spanish embassy in a gesture to the marathon there in 14 days. This was the first day I wore my new shoes, had to retie them a couple times but finally got them right, they are the exact same kind as my old ones (New Balance 1080) so fit perfectly. It was also the first time since September that I ran with shorts and a t-shirt, a pure joy. At 27K, I rendezvous'ed with Hannah and Gisi and ran after them 4K further until we got to an ice cream shop, a nice way to finish this run. I'm looking forward to an nice, steady, paced 10K or so next week, and then the Madrid Marathon in two weeks.
at 27K, I rendezvous'ed with Hannah and Gisi and ran after them 4K further until we got to an ice cream shop, a nice way to finish this run.