Thursday, September 4, 2008

Back?

Made myself get out for an early run this morning. Thanks to my "followers" (just the one so far?) for motivating me to get back on the road. Did my standard 5-something mile loop, and felt pretty good. My times weren't great, but I HAVE just taken a whole week off, and it was supposed to be an easy run, anyway. Wish I could find a way to get out about an hour later - it's still dark when I get home now, and I really do like running as the sun comes up.

Had a nice realization about running this morning. Despite feeling kinda lame, worrying about my hip (which was feeling pretty good) and being down about my training; I started feeling like I wanted to start being serious about running again. I even thought to make a goal for next year of a few age group places in different distances. Kind of like back when I had just started running, got that first runners high, and thought "It feels like I could do this all day! Maybe I should run a marathon..." Running makes me feel like I can do anything. And then when I actually try, I find I usually can.

1 comment:

SnowLeopard said...

I'm with you- I love that "fresh new day" feeling when you're awake and accomplishing a major goal (such as taking care of yourself), and then as a reward you get all the beauty of the sunrise! Way to be positive and get back on track. Gonna be ready for the Tahoe 1/2?