But I feel great.
Yesterday I ran 8 miles. 8 friggin miles...
I did it in laps. Running 2.25 for my first in 12:30 pacing. Then 3.75 for lap 2 (total of 6) and still maintaining 12:30! and lastly 2 miles for the homestretch.
I had run 6 miles before and it was tiresome. I resigned myself to the fact that I'll do as much as I can... pushing for 8.
It was the best run I've had in a long time. I felt renewed. Rejuvenated. I felt like I was just out there listening to my music and enjoying being outdoors.
It didn't even feel like running.
I loved every minute of that run, especially after having not run for over a week.
...unfortunately I woke up this morning with a brutal reminder. Running hurts. It's hard on the body and as much as I love it, I need to be smart about it.
I could have stretched more. I could have done more cross-training. I could have rested more.
I'll remember yesterday, the way it made me feel, the way I just kept going cause I wanted to. The way I ran.
It renewed my love of running.
It renewed me.
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