I had a really good run this afternoon, and I am a little surprised I did. Perhaps I can surprise myself again with a decent Running Commentary Post. No promises.
It has been difficult to run regularly lately, partly because of rehearsals for Shooting at the Grange (guess I haven’t finished talking about that yet) and partly because of the weather. It rains! It stops! It rains again! Monday it rained, and I said, “Good, I’m off the hook!” I took a shower and got dressed to go grocery shopping. Then as I left the house, it was bright and sunny. What the hell, Mother Nature?
I ran on Tuesday but not on Wednesday, so Thursday was clearly a good day to go. It rained during the day but had stopped when I left work. Perfect! There were a few dark clouds, but I couldn’t worry about that. I made a couple phone calls, business, nothing very interesting. I mention it merely to give a time frame. Also, I feel a little proud of myself, because usually if I delay getting ready and running, I talk myself out of it.
Earlier today I had a vision of myself running in the residential area behind Valley Health Services. I have not run there recently. Most of my runs have been closer to home as I slowly build my time back up. My weekday runs have been especially short, as I often let myself off the hook after a full day at work. Today I thought I would try for a little longer.
I made it to that area and ran a couple hills along the way, nothing too impressive. I ended up not running considerably longer than previously, but I did run a little faster. Of course my fast runs are like other runners’ slow runs. One does what one can. I felt pleased with myself.
As I walked my cool-down walk, I reflected, sometimes beating up your body is just what you need. After I showered and got dressed to go to the store (dull errand, not worth mentioning), it was pouring rain. Me have good timing? That’ll never happen again!