Running gives you the perfect excuse to be outside and enjoy all spring has to offer. But spring running has its downsides, too. So here are the universal stages of emotion felt during your first spring run.
Joy1 of 12
Hallelujah! It's spring at last!
Confusion2 of 12
Dang, I thought spring was supposed to be warmer.
Denial3 of 12
OK, 32 is practically 60. Time to break out the shorts and tanks.
Sudden, intense urge to sing.4 of 12
"Little darling, it's been a long, cold lonely winter. Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting. Here comes the sun, and I say, it's alright!"
Euphoria after the thaw.5 of 12
I can feel my hands! I can feel my cheeks!
An undying feeling of eternal gratitude.6 of 12
Thank you sun, thank you flowers, thank you bunny rabbits.
More uncontrollable singing.7 of 12
"I'm walking on sunshine."
Terror and despair.8 of 12
POLLEN IS ATTACKING. I CAN'T BREATHE.
Anger.9 of 12
And now I'm melting. Is it always this hot in April?
More anger.10 of 12
Why is this so hard? Why didn't I run more this winter? How is my pace so slow?
Acceptance.11 of 12
When the temperatures go up, the clothes must come off.