I went for a run earlier so thought I might try a Running Commentary Post. The Utica Boilermaker 15K is two months from today. Yikes! This means I will be doing more Running Commentary Posts as my training intensifies, eventually going All Boilermaker All The Time.
I had it in mind to run today since I did not run yesterday. As my bones began to creak more and more throughout the day, I still kept it in mind. A couple of times I did ask, “What the hell, body? I’m not even 60 yet!” When I got home I was TIRED. I said to myself, “Just try. Just do the best you can.”
So I got into running clothes and started out. Oh, was I running thunkily! Stupid autocorrect seems to think “thunkily” is not a word, but I assure you that is how I was running. However, one thing I have learned is to Just Keep Going.
As I Just Kept Going, I reminded myself that I have often said that I can put up with almost any amount of suck for just about as long as I decide to. Of course this started me thinking about a few other things that suck in my life these days. I reminded myself that I could put up with those, too. I guess I need a lot of reminders.
The highlight of the run was when I stopped to pet a dog. No, not because I got to stop! I like to pet dogs! Sheesh! This was about halfway through my run, when I began to think it wasn’t such a bad run and maybe I would make it after all.
Still, I was counting the minutes. I had decided to run for 22 minutes. I plan to run 44 minutes this weekend, so I went for half that. Additionally, 22 is my lucky number. As I approached my house I wondered if I shouldn’t try for a little longer. My body said, “No! Don’t!” I had to run past the house to make it the full 22 minutes, but I made it.
On my cool-down walk I paused to sniff a neighbor’s lilacs. That was the second highlight of my run. I was glad I had run, however thunkily. And I have made my Tuesday blog post on Tuesday. I have to celebrate every win, however small.