Saturday, July 21, 2007
It's raining here again. Seems like that is the look of summer. At least the rain was more like a misting the entire time I was out for today's long run. I knew that I wouldn't be pushing any kind of speed because I had done that yesterday, and my legs were tired.
I got out at 9:10 and wierd stuff...that is the distance I ran today: 9.10 miles. Woahhh....how about that for a cosmic tilt thingy??!! Anyway, I'm pleased to have done that many because it's the longest I've done for a month.
I chose the more rural route for my run and it did my soul good. No high traffic areas for about half the run so I soaked in the rural feel of where I was. The tress, the fields, cows, sheep, the streams on the road! I like being out in that type of environment at times, rather than running along the busy 2 lanes I so often find myself on. It seems I have more time to think and just hear my breathing, look around me, and listen to a bit more relaxing podcasts, than my fast paced music.
Today was to be that kind of day....relax! Geezeee how often I forget to do that. I hurry and rush about with out sometimes taking a breath for ME. Yep, there are so many things that I enjoy doing that I have found have been shelved. Time to look a bit more closely at how I use my time so that I DO make some time for me, not just on the weekend, but every day. A goal worth setting for myself starting today! So that is what that extra extra long hot soak in the tub was about. Not just to soothe my very tired body, but my tired mind, soul and spirit as well. Aaahhh...it felt so good I think I took a nap!!
Now..on to three more things I like about me (for my diva challenge in camp)
1. When I stretch I can touch beyond touching my toes.
2. I am patient even when I don't want to be.
3. I know how to keep a confidence.
It is a good day. And I am glad I am making it so.