My 2 mile run

I ran yesterday!!!

First run since Sunday’s marathon and for a whole 2 miles!!!

The 2 mile run yesterday was the same 2 miles I used to run in March 2012 when I first started running.  That was pretty neat.  It has been a LONG time since I just ran 2 miles and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

No pressure.

No pace.

No long distances.

I could stop if I wanted and not feel badly.

IT WAS FUN.

I wondered what emotions I would feel after my my first marathon.  Would I feel a let down as I worked so hard toward a goal and now it was over?  Would I be upset if I didn’t make my goal?  How would I feel?

I feel great.

Not to relate this to pregnancy, but I will anyway.  It is sort of like after a woman has a baby.  All the pain of the pregnancy and labor is forgotten after she sees the baby (so I hear).  I look back on this race with joy.  I know it was hard and I was in a lot of pain, but I would so do it again.

So life goes on.  I’m out of pain.  I’m running again.  I’m looking forward to the next race (not quite sure what it will be yet).

I’m happy!

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16 thoughts on “My 2 mile run

  1. You’re right – it DOES sound like pregnancy! I think it’s fascinating how our brain remembers mostly the good things about these kinds of experiences, and the bad feelings fade away. I’m glad you’re back running so quickly!

  2. I love the pregnancy metaphor! I completely agree, when I was in my BA program and did a 42 page research project, I referred to it as having giving birth when I finished it! 😉 I am so happy you had a great run! I overdid it a little Thursday evening, a PB for consistent pace since my injury overall, but my heavens am I sure feeling it today! 🙂

    • Wow, a 42 page paper. I could never do that. I’m glad you are getting back into the swing of running. I guess your back is fine? I’m still a bit sore, but nothing like the 3 days after the race. 🙂

      • Yeah thankfully it was an interesting topic (bullying) but I can only imagine what is in store for me with my current program. Oy! 😉

        I am still having a little trouble with my back, I think its from the impact of it all. But I can’t seem to win! I feel worse if I don’t run, but then it feels great to run, then I pay a little for it. Hopefully its just part of the healing and getting back to normal 🙂

  3. So the question is…..have you picked out another marathon to do! Haha! At least in my experience, 2 weeks after I ran my first marathon I was already thinking of what one I wanted to do next.

  4. Long runs, and especially marathons, hurt like hell at the time, but it’s the accomplishment and feeling of success that gets remembered for ever.
    I also tend to think endorphins are natures little amnesia molecules, no one remembers the pain of running once the soreness is gone!

  5. Nice work! Long runs, and especially marathons, hurt like hell at the time, but it’s the accomplishment and feeling of success that gets remembered for ever.
    I also tend to think endorphins are natures little amnesia molecules, no one remembers the pain of running once the soreness is gone!

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