4 miles today in the amazing fall. Crunching leaves under my feet was a joy-filled sound as I ran my way to the Church and back. Yesterday’s lack-luster experience turned into a gift today. Just like Marathon Brian said about yesterday, “enjoy the rest“. And so I did, and it made today’s Monday run all-the-better. No, not easy. Still the same pattern — the convincing, the encouraging, the relaxing and the patience-making. But I turned around at the Church for the 2 miles back, and heard a bit of Chariots of Fire in my head. LOL. Ok, not really – but I felt wonderful. And it was a wonderful, unexpected surprise. The cool air on my cheeks was reminding me why I love running, and helping me get over the panic attack I had yesterday.
Even the HILL couldn’t hold me back today. I went up that thing at a solid respectable pace. Only toward the very top, where the incline is the steepest did my pace slip. But once I made it over the top, I extended my hips just a little, let my legs extend an inch or so and ran myself straight to the Street Sign Finish Line.
Joy! Filled! I’m Back At It! Courage is a whisper sometimes…..Always ….Always listen to whispers!
Ciao for now…..Diane