You have to have the crap runs to get to the good ones. That is what I tell myself, at any rate. Well, it stands to reason. If I stopped running just because it didn’t feel terrific, I would not run very far very often. Sometimes it feels better as I go. Sometimes it feels better by the third or fourth day in a row. Sometimes it feels really, really good when I am taking my cool down walk.
Where was I going with this? Ah yes, trying to make my Saturday Running Commentary Post on Sunday morning. I got lazy as the day went on yesterday and did not make my blog post. It was remiss of me. In my defense, I ran, did some laundry, cleaned parts of my house, and walked for about an hour, all in the sweltering heat and humidity. Oh, stop playing that miniature violin! I wasn’t whining, I was trying to make myself feel better for not posting! It didn’t work.
But I digress. The point is, I am running again, after two months off (at least I walked, and felt pretty good about that, but I think we’ve been over this). I ran last Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday, then yesterday and today. I walked Monday before work. I am still waiting for it to feel terrific, but I have had moments of it feeling not too bad. Sometimes you have to take what you can get.
On the weekday runs, after work, I haven’t asked more than 15 minutes of myself. I met the goal Tuesday and exceeded it Friday (not by much, but still). For the weekends, I thought to start with 20 minutes and exceeded that, too. I went a little further this weekend than last, so I am reasonably content with my progress.
Are there any community runs in my future? I hope so but have as yet not looked too far ahead. At least this gives me something else to blog about. Ooh, look: I AM over 300 words, and it wasn’t about Love’s Labour’s Lost! As always, thank you for tuning in.