Things have been a little tough for me lately. I don’t really know why. Maybe it is post marathon depression or just the fact I haven’t been able to run. Either way, I feel as if I am slowly falling into a hole that is slowly getting deeper. I could climb out if I want, but I am beginning not to want to, and that is a problem.
Okay, that is more about me then I wanted to share.
Yesterday I took matters into my own hands, feet, legs, etc. After messing up on the time for church and getting there 45 minutes early, I went to get gas and coffee while I waited. I filled my tank and it overflowed. Nice. Now I get to go to church smelling like gas. I went to the store where I got the gas to wash my hands, but it was closed. So I went out to find another convenience store. In that store I got a bottled iced coffee and as I went to throw away the plastic that was over the lid, I poured half the coffee on the floor. Hmmm. Not going to be a good day.
I finally made it to church and then headed home. By this time I was done. Over my limit. I didn’t care about my hip, my achilles, my heel spur! I was going to run.
I got into my running clothes and went out the door. I think it was the best run I’ve had in a very long time. I didn’t push it. I just ran. I ran my 3 mile route and still felt good so decided to head onto another 2 mile section. Frankly I felt like I could have gone further, but decided to end at my house which actually got me to 4.7 miles. All in all it was just pleasant. The weather was nice, it was quite and I could just be alone with no one needing me for anything.
Did I say it was my birthday? I got a Pebble watch. Pretty cool as it gives notifications from my iPhone directly on the watch. No more having to pull my phone out of my pocket each time there is a bleep. Also it shows my running stats from my phone during my run, so I could just look down and see how I was doing rather than having to turn on my iPhone.
Life goes on. Nothing changes. I am thankful I could run yesterday. I hope I’ll run again today.
Maybe that hole isn’t as big as I thought.