Monday, October 18, 2010

I Ran--Finally

I ran tonight.  It was the first time since the marathon.  I don't run until my soreness is gone.  And that was on Saturday, but then life got really busy.  So the planned runs over the weekend didn't materialize.  Today I had a hard time getting myself out the door.  It wasn't until after 5 that I got my rear in gear and headed out.  I just went out the door and ran.  I had no plan of where and how long.  Just run to remember how much I love it.  Running did not let me down.  My fresh legs carried me quickly down the path.  The sky was beautiful.  The colors were amazing.  So often in the PNW the rain drops leaves before we really enjoy the colors.  This year the cool, clear weather--other than for the marathon--has allowed us to revel in the golds and oranges.  An easy run became a bit of a tempo as my enthusiasm grew.  My love of running returned with each footfall. 

7 comments:

ERG said...

Those are some beautiful colors!!! I love fall.
I love running.
What a great combination.
We are blessed!

NattyBumpo said...

The Mrs. got in a couple of miles yesterday. I'm still a bit beat up. But this has been a great week so far. The prediction is for rain this weekend. Wanna come down for a soggy beer?

jgf said...

Yeah, I am not looking forward to the change to wet cold weather. Would love to have a beer except we work every weekend. Can I change the beer to a diet Dr. Pepper though?

NattyBumpo said...

20 oz bottle, or can?

Slake said...

Yay!

jgf said...

More is better when it comes to a fix of DDP!

Jill said...

I miss those colors! Happy your soreness is gone and you're back on the road!!