Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Back in the saddle

So I ran two miles tonight - yay! It's the longest I've run in quite awhile. Sad but true. I hopped on the treadmill after work. This afternoon I thought about running in the neighborhood but it was storming like a mother when I got home. The thunder was booming so loudly I heard it over my ipod a few times. The run felt pretty darn good. I think I did the 2 in just over 21 minutes. My legs were screaming a bit afterward with quite a bit of shin pain but after popping some ibuprofen and stretching I feel fit as a fiddle (what the hell does that mean, anyway?!).

I think my body might be trying to trick me back into running with how easily the miles and pace came tonight. I felt so good I could practically hear it saying, "Do you see how easy this is? Come on, you were made for this. Lets get together again tomorrow, hmmmmm?" I hope that feeling sticks around for awhile. I'd be ok with that.

So the end of my drive to work is on a beautiful road that's got a gentle roll and lots of huge trees and beautiful old houses. I see runners every day and it always make me a bit jealous that I can't run along that road in the early morning before work. :( Anyway, today I saw one of the regulars, Old Man Graybeard, who must run every single weekday b/c I can't remember the last time I didn't see him on the way in. What was so wonderful about seeing him today was that it was raining and he was the only runner out. As soon as I saw him I just started grinning and I wanted to roll down my window, pump my fist and say "You go, Old Man Graybeard! You rock!" I have no idea why it made me so happy but it did! I wished so badly that I could call into work, get some running clothes and just run around in the rain. It's one of my favorite things to do and I don't get to do it nearly as often as I would like. Maybe I should make my next personal day coincide with a nice rainy day. Now that's a thought. :)


aron said...

glad to see you back at it in blog land girl :)

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