Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Can I gush for a minute?

It was still dark this morning when my alarm went off. I laid there in bed thinking how if I skipped my run I could stay in bed for another hour. Then I thought about the weather forecast, and how it was supposed to start raining mid-morning and rain all day and tomorrow. If I didn't go run now, I wasn't going to get to until Friday afternoon or Saturday. If I didn't go run now, I was going to wish I had. So, I got up, got dressed, and headed out.

When I got to the corner of the park I decided to run the perimeter along the road to stay in the streetlights. By the time I got halfway down the long side of the park, it was light enough to head into the park and take the path. I warmed up enough to take off my gloves. I ran my whole 4 miles without stopping to walk at all. I felt free. I felt healthy. I smiled. The stress of the day to day melted away.

And all day I thought about how happy I was that I'd gotten out of bed and gone for that run. How glad I was that I'd grabbed the opportunity while I had it. I felt like I'd won. I'd beat the rain. I'd beat the sleepies. I'd done something I love. It's good to be a runner.

6 comments:

Elle said...

Love the gush! I had a great run today too so I am really appreciating your feelings.

Awesome! Sooooo happy for you, Joanna.

Suz and Allan said...

That is amazing Joanna! Great runs make for some pretty fabulous days. Keep it up!

Raquelita said...

Yay! I'm so glad you had a great run! I'm hoping for an excellent run on Saturday that gives me something to gush about!

Marlene said...

No better feeling!

Run Jess Run said...

Love this post!

Black Knight said...

You did the right thing. Sometimes it's hard to get up and run. Glad you did a good workout.