Today I decided to break up my work day by hitting some of the hills in my neighborhood for a little run around lunchtime. Between the added effort of running on snow and ice and up hills, I took a couple of recovery breaks to snap some photos.
Although I'm grateful for my treadmill and the flexibility that it gives me in fitting in my workouts, especially during the darkness of winter, there's nothing like being outside on a beautiful day. It's especially nice after a morning spent (hopefully productively) writing at my desk. It's also good to balance virtue with chocolate cake -- like the one I'll be baking for my wonderful spouse's birthday a bit later this afternoon.... I'll take this opportunity to wish Mark a happy birthday and state for the record that I love him even more than running (and definitely more than hill work)!