Sometimes, I crave quality time with myself. On Wednesday, I had that.
I packed my running gear to take with me for after work so I couldn’t make any excuses. However, I’m not going to pretend that I didn’t reach my boiling point after sitting in dead stop traffic for 30+ minutes turning my 20 minute trip into 1+ hours.
But I wanted so badly to run at the Waterfront. It’s been way too long.
I’m proud to admit that I’m more-than-glad my MP3 player decided to crap out after a 1/2 mile. It ended up making for a very relaxing run. I completely zoned out and enjoyed entirety of the run. Every step. Every breath. Every heartbeat. I was one with my run. Sometimes I love running alone just as much as I love running with a group. Solitudinous runs are my time to reflect. My time to enjoy life. My time to be with me. I think we all need “me” time to build mental strength. And the fact that it was raining, and I witnessed the sky fade to darkness only made this run that much better. The only sign of life were two bunnies and the humming of traffic in the far distance.
Mile 1: 9:56
Mile 2: 9:55
Mile 3: 9:32
Mile 4: 9:19
Mile 5: 9:12
Talk about a progression run! Each mile was faster than the previous mile. YES.
I don’t mind the fact that I look like a raccoon who just escaped a tsunami. I ran happy, and that’s all that matters.14 notes
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