Sunday, November 04, 2012
I used always say that I can't run two days in row. I would never plan to run two days in a row. And simply would not run two days in a row. Why?? Becuase I was always to sore from the first day of running and didn't want to injure myself or be miserable doing it.
Today ended that streak and I cannot say that anymore. Today, me & my running pal ran 2 easy miles after a 5 mile run yesterday. Even though I was a bit stiff starting out, it felt REALLY REALLY good! We ran very easy intervals, taking walk breaks as we felt like it. No clocks. No beepers. Just us and the brisk, foggy morning in the Ozarks. Temps hovering at 37 and the sun shining bright. Every breath that came out of my mouth was a reminder of how alive I was!
This very simple feat has me feeling ultra motivated about my running. While I always take extra care with my running schedule- weighing in at 193- to not overtax my body to the point of having to take mandated rest periods to over come aches & pains; I am thinking that perhaps THIS will be the 13.1 race that I don't need 2 months to recover from!!
After my run today I did 25 minutes of Yoga for Runners- stretching some of those key muscles & tendons and freeing my mind. What a way to start a Sunday- followed by church and my week to give the lesson at Children's Church (pre-K-3rd grade). The lesson was about talking to God. And how simple talking to God really is. I loved this most because my 9 year old son helped me. And to watch him read scripture to the children brought joy to my heart.