Thursday, October 18, 2012

Running is Where it's At

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?

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