Thank you so much to EVERYONE for sending so many healthy thoughts my way 🙂
I think the consensus is a bout with some food poisoning. Violent, awful, but quick moving. I’m continuing to feel better and better as the day goes on. A lot of Wheat Thins, sparking water, and Starbursts. How weird am I?
I did want to backtrack a bit and get back to more normal business.
5 miles in the Park
Even though I wasn’t feeling hot, I went back to my new favorite park for a quick walk or run . . . whatever my body was feeling. It was far too beautiful to NOT at least give the run a shot.
I took the first mile nice and slow, and told myself that I could reevaluate at every mile (or more if needed) whether or not I wanted to keep going.
Yesterday I ran one loop around the lake, and then decided to jump off the paved trail and give the actual trails a shot.
The trails were a great idea. Beautiful and really could take you anywhere.
I ended up making it 5 miles — nice, slow and easy.
(they obviously knew I was coming….)
Like I said, nice and slow. 9:47 BEAUTIFUL miles.
This run reminded me of WHY I love running outside. To make things even MORE surprising, I left my IPOD at home for this one. I really wanted to be in tune with my body AND with the great outdoors ;)…and I’m so glad I did.
I felt SO much more aware of my surroundings and so in tune with everything around me. Snakes, bugs and all. 😉
Seems like I’m stepping closer and closer to my goal of finding at least one run outdoors that I can do a week as the weather gets cold. It’s hard NOT to want to be outside when I have runs like this one.
Question: Where is your favorite place to run?