The run that almost did not happen
Thursday, September 29, 2011
This morning I woke to storms and rain...it seems that happens more than not lately. I was bummed that I would miss my scheduled training run. Sorta. Part of me just didn't feel it. I decided that maybe it was a sign I should go to lunch with a friend, or spend time in reflection, do yoga, be open to opportunities, or just reflect.
Not ten minutes after posting something to that very effect, I got a text from my sister-in-law. She and my brother were going for a run and did I want to meet them later. I hemmed and hawed...said well maybe after 11. I had a conference call to do and I was trying to figure out how to fit everything in. I figured she would say, no too late. Instead she said perfect time. Let's meet.
I begrudgingly got dressed and then said, hey, you said you were going to use this as a time to be open to opportunities. Well heck, it just smacked you in the forehead. Get going.
So, I got myself together, and did the call from the car and the parking lot of the gym. My SIL and brother arrived, and sissy said, how far. I said 4 miles. She said how about 5. And then we did it. It hurt but we held a decent pace. After it was over it felt great of course (sissy is 25 and I am 45 - I am just thrilled I can keep up (tee hee hee)). I ran into the gym for a shower and BAM, the skies opened up and the rain started pounding. By the time I finished getting ready, the skies had cleared and the sun was shining bright.
We ran in the sun, I finished to the sun. Oh...and I burned 500+ calories.
Sometimes you just have to be open to the opportunities - oh, and then you have to go with them when they arrive!