My last post about running lamented my difficult long run. I subsequently received several comments reminding me that we all have “good run days” and “bad run days” and to focus on and celebrate the good run days.
Friday was a good run day.
I’d had a really long day at work, so I didn’t get to head out until 8:30 pm.
You’d think that at 8:30 pm on a Friday night after a long day, when everyone else around me was unwinding and celebrating the start of the weekend, I would be in a poor frame of mind and would have a crummy run.
True, I did have trouble forcing myself out the door.
But as I started into the first block of my 3-mile run, something felt different.
I felt light, like I had suddenly gotten new running shoes that had springs in them.
Maybe it was because I knew I was “only” scheduled to run 3 miles.
Maybe it was because I had eaten a sandwich about a half-hour before heading out.
Maybe it was my new socks. They made my feet feel more resilient, somehow.
Whatever the reason, I ran fairly easily, and recorded a speedy-for-me average pace – 10:56. (That includes the pauses at stoplights.)
And so – I pause to celebrate my good run. Yaaaay, me!
Copyright 2013 by Katie Bradshaw