I ran this morning! Finally! After a good 2 months of getting in 2-3 runs/week, I hated that I was in such a slump. But slumped I was, my friends. Again, it was not a normal week for me. I attended a fantastic creative writing institute that saw me in sessions all day and social events most evenings, leaving me late nights to fit work in. I also helped launch a fun website and my business partner and I hit the ground running (ha!) with our new venture. I still had student assignments to mark on top of all this too, and we had some house guests arrive.
All these things were good…no, scratch that…bloody fantastic, really. But it did mean that my running got kicked to the curb. Oh well, it happens.
Cue this morning. I almost didn’t go, which would have been a real shame. I had indulged in a fantastic meal the night before with friends and kind of felt the pain of my gluttony around 3-4am. When my alarm went off at 6:14, I was exhausted and my immediate reaction was to shut my alarm off. I made a deal with myself: if I fell back to sleep, fine…that would be my body’s way of telling me I needed to rest; but if I didn’t, I was not going to simply lie there doing nothing when I could get up and run.
Up I got. I tried to rouse my house guest and coblogger Jody, but no go. It’s funny b/c on the mornings when I tip-toe around our house like a robber, I trip some wire b/c inevitably, I wake the whole household. This morning I was purposely making extra noise in case Jody heard me and wanted to join…and nobody stirred (not even the dogs). I shake my head.
Fantastic morning. Sunshine, but not too hot. Peaceful. After such a busy week, I needed this. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to run my usual route after such a long pause, but I did it. Slower than usual, yes, but I did it. And was I glad I did—I woke up, I was able to focus on some creative projects, and I generally felt renewed of energy. Sure my knee complained, but I ignored it.
My only disappointment? The cows weren’t out again! They must have read this blog and heard of my plan to try and get them to chase me or something. Or, they are lazy cows and sleep in. I don’t know…I miss my cows though.
Running music of the day: Glee’s version of Jump. Here’s where I shake a fist at Fox for not letting me embed any of the Jump videos: grrrr Fox grrrr!