My first “run” in two years. Yup, TWO years. I hadn’t realized how long it had been until I posted a comment to one of Mr. Crow’s posts. He wrote about how making a plan makes it easier to succeed. I read that post the day of my “run”. The day after I made my plan. The night before I got out my gear so that when I woke in the morning, I could just get ready and go, bleary eyed and all.
I laughed at myself that morning. When I opened the door, it started to pour. I heard the thunder in the distance as soon as I woke up, but thought nothing of it. And when I saw the rain coming down I started to turn around and close the door.
Then I heard my husband say to me, “What? Are you going to melt?” I had to laugh to myself, because my dear husband was still in bed, but this was something we often joked about. So, with a smile on my face, I stepped out that door and headed down the street.
By the time I had travelled about a block the rain had let up, and I hadn’t melted. Not even a little bit!
The temperature was just right, it had been much too hot for a few days, the sun was just the right brightness, and the rain was rejuvenating!
I couldn’t have been happier. The air even smelled good. No pollution like in the city.
In 2013 I was running (jogging) a ten minute mile and this run was a fifteen minute mile.
This run, my first in my new town, my first in two years, was a 1.5 mile run. And, overall, I felt pretty good.
And, that was just one of the many trails right out my door. I have 25 kilometers of trails to explore!
Now, excuse me while I go out for another trek! To pick up new migraine medicine!
A shout out and a big thank you to a few people who inspired me to take this first step: My husband for telling me that I can do it, Jeremy Crow for his daily health tips and all around general encouragement and to Matthew Jones for posting on his blog, pictures of the sights on his run.