Because I, being of sound mind, and through with school for this semester....got up and ran this morning.
Wait a minute.
Not only did I get up and run.....
(are you sitting down?)
I ran 6 miles.
I know! Shutup! That's the first time since the half mary in January! And it felt.....GOOD. No pain, no shortness of breath, no nothing...just me and my running legs (which by the way, told me they've been waiting for this moment).
It started with 2 miles at 0630 with a new running partner. She lives downtown where the hills are abundant. So, we ran 2...she thought it was more than that but, being the good accountant, I tracked it in my car when we were done. When I realized that it was only 2 miles, and that I felt like I could do more, I headed back to the casa to get in 4 more.
So, hills and all, my feet actually touched the pavement for 6 solid miles today. And I felt like I could do more!
My ipod played my U2 playlist which, coincidentally, started out with "Beautiful Day"....yes, yes, it will be.
So, I'm back. And it feels so good. I guess it just took getting out of school...taking that last final...to finally feel like my old self again.
And I've got a new Friday morning running partner! She's slow like me, so it's going to work out just nicely!
On tap is another 6 tomorrow and then rest on Sunday. I've got my matchup against 26Marathons on Monday morning and I want to be 100% to keep up with his 8 minute miles.
Next week is the 10K...I had thought about just doing the 5k, but now that I know I can run at least 6 miles, I think I'll be just fine...no PRs...well, actually whatever I run will be a PR because this will be my first 10k ever (weird, huh?)
Okay, this has been the most scattered post but in summary: I am super excited to know that I'm back!
Now off to buy beer and wine with my dad for tomorrow nights festivities :)
Have a GREAT weekend!