Friday, March 16, 2012
I've had the house to myself the last couple of days, so I've been alternating between kicking back and spring cleaning. There are no classes I am interested in at the rec center on Friday mornings, so I opted to skip a morning workout. But around 6 pm, I had a couple hours of solitude left, and I realized I was not motivated to do much.
So I forced myself to get up and lace up the running shoes. My Garmin was not charged, and I had no real plan. But the weather was nice and there was a cool breeze, so off I went on the trail. Since I have no Garmin and it's not really working with the intervals anyway, I just kept running. Once I got into the park, I figured I would just keep going with every step thinking "This. Sucks. This. Sucks." This is what I'm saying to myself as I'm thinking about my answer to the question "Do you enjoy running?" And then I thought about why I do. Because you eventually find your groove and the wind hits your face and you begin to feel strong. You get to that point where you feel like you can just keep going, and you do.
And that's when it happened. I think was the mile and a half mark, I found my groove; and then it started becoming an enjoyable run. It felt good not to stop, too. I've gotten so spoiled with the walk breaks.
Before I knew it, I was back at my house; and then I remembered the other reason I love to run. Finishing. It's ironic because even though your sweaty and gross, you feel so clean. And then you feel good for the rest of the day, even more so with longer runs. This one was just under three miles, and it was a much better use of my time than watching another episode of Snapped.
I guess for me, when in doubt, go for a run. Just go run.