Monday, April 25, 2016

My Saturday Morning Run.

We had a lovely weekend here - plenty of blue skies and sunshine, golf (for Marc) and knitting (for me), seeing friends, eating well and three nights in a row of 8+ hours of sleep - but the highlight for me was a four-mile run on Saturday morning. We had rain overnight that left the air crisp and clean and a delightful high 50-something degrees.

I set off just after 8am, planning to head to the lake (there and back is almost three miles). I made it there with energy to spare...and kept going.  A half mile later, I saw this delightful view and turned around.

Nearly home, I saw roses and more azaleas

and just outside my neighborhood I couldn't resist these raindrops on roses.

I stopped running last July (due to an injury) and honestly thought I was done for good. I do love to walk (10,000 steps!), but last month I found myself wanting to run. Three weeks ago I gave it a try and loved it. I was pleasantly surprised that my body remembered how to do it!  And with Saturday's run, I think I'm hooked. again. 

Not for distance, or for speed (I'm saying this now - I have no intention to run a race again ever!), but for the love of being outside and pushing myself just enough to feel good.  TBD on exactly what that means, but I'm hoping for 10-15 miles a week.  We'll see!


6 comments:

  1. Good for you! My plantar fasciitis has improved a lot and I'm hoping I can get walking again. I loved running when I did it but I'm not sure it's in my future anymore.

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  2. I received an injection last week for plantar fasciitis. Hoping to be back at it again soon.

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  3. Do what feels good! You certainly had a nice reward for going a little farther on your run. Spring is stunning.

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  4. Good that you had such a rewarding experience and here's to more "fun runs." The flowers are gorgeous - and are here, too

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  5. It looks like early summer there already (we have snow, unbelievably, in the UK), and I envy y your running and the pretty things you see! How lovely to be back in touch in your body with something it has missed.

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  6. A great way to cleanse both mind and body

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