Just sitting here with BZL and The Dog.
It is raining outside, but who cares.
I can’t run today.
No figuring out when to run. No worrying if it would it be better to run in the rain this morning or wait until it clears up this afternoon. No trying to figure out how to fit my run around football and family time.
I don’t have to take Ibuprofen today for my sore body since I’m not running.
I don’t have to decide which running shoe to wear. My Saucony Fastwitch feel better, but really are too light for regular running. My Saucony Mirage hold up better and give me more support, but are heavier and take more effort to run in. Doesn’t matter today, because I’m not running.
Also I don’t have to decide where to run. Do I run in my neighborhood (where I am bored of running) or drive out to the State Park and pay to run there? Doesn’t matter, because I can’t run today.
There are so many great reasons to be happy that I can’t run today…
So why aren’t I happy?
I want to run today. I want to run in the rain. I want to figure out how to run around football and family time. I want to feel my body hurt. I want have to chose which shoes to wear. I want to go run in the State Park.
I can’t run today, but at least I can give my body a rest, enjoy my family, hang with The Dog and take a walk.
I’m glad I’m alive and have such small problems. 🙂
I really want to run in the rain too. Gotta wait and save it for tomorrow.
Looks like cloudy and 60 degrees for your half tomorrow. Should be good for running, but 2% short of rain. Sorry. Have a great race. I can’t wait to hear how it went.
I know what you mean. Not running is hard for a million reasons.
Yes. It makes me appreciate running, especially since I’m not injured this time. It’s driving me slightly mad. 🙂
Righteous post. When you approach it like that, usually your family, football, dog, and the Cosmos open up a running opportunity for you when you next need it, and exactly then, but you don’t need to know when that will be to be happy. Awesome post, adaptively beautiful essay.
Thanks for the nice comment. I’m glad I get to have time to relax and get some time in with the family!!!