My ability to run has slowed down a lot lately, which I've mentioned more than once already, I'm not a fan of it but not much I can do to change it.
The past couple of days I've been under the weather with a terrible cold I guess you would call it. Major headache, everything hurts from my eye balls to my ears and glands but I'm not stuffy. It's not been fun. However, both days I have managed to get out and run because Tony was off work and I knew I had to take advantage of my change to get out and run. I had to. I'm running in a 5k next week in downtown Dayton (Ghost and Goblin 5k...anyone else??) and I can't fall behind too much on my running. I don't want to lose it.
Tuesday night I went out on my own will and got in a pretty good run. Went around 2 miles or so, no pushing myself just went with it. I actually ran with music which I haven't done in a long time and it was what I needed. It was a distraction from everything. My headache, my lungs finding their rhythm, and my feet finding my right pace. It was a great run.
|I look hilarious here and I can only imagine how funny it looked to those seeing me running and taking a picture at the same time. it's not easy...try it!|
Last night I knew I should go out and run but rain was coming in and I wasn't sure if I could beat it coming in. Thanks to Tony for his extra push "something is better than nothing" I headed out and ended up going a lot further than I planned on doing. It felt great. I felt peace and relaxation during it and I loved it. I found my pace early and I just kept going. Did a loop around my house and then said what the heck just head out further and I did. Running with a cold is not easy, I was spitting and hacking up stuff more than I'll admit but I was out running and it felt great. No music this time just me. I loved how my body felt when I was running. My legs feel so good, my core feels stronger, it's amazing where I've come. I never thought running 2.5 miles would feel that good. It's therapy and it's awesome. I love it.
I always knew I wanted to be a runner someday and I knew it was in me. And to say that now I can do something that not everyone can do feels great. I am the only one who can make myself get out and do it.
I am a runner and it's truly where my heart is. Especially on the runs where I have no plans on how far...just to run. Those are the best.
What are your favorite kind of runs?