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 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).