So I got out yesterday for an awesome #RUNch (lunch time run):
Thankfully I listened to my body.
I never used to be very good at that. When I was younger I thought I was invincible ” I would run and run until I was injured and forced to take a big break. Thankfully I’ve smartened up, though I don’t think it’s because of my age (getting close to 40 and am totally not ashamed to share that with you), but more because of experience. I’ve been running long enough to be able to tell when I ‘m breaking down. It’s like I’ve taken mental notes of how my body felt BEFORE I got injured. I think I even wrote about how injuries make you better a few years ago. It really is true ” Injuries make you train smarter.
So yesterday’s run was nice. I didn ‘t pay attention to my pace, I just ran and enjoyed the beautiful flowers at the park:
I was getting bored of the park before my break, but over the past two weeks the flowers have really grown and have filled in the gardens there. I wonder if I would have even noticed that if I was running there almost everyday? Who knows, but I can’t wait to check them out again on my next run on Friday. (I have to wait until Friday because of my new triathlon schedule).
Ok ” I don’t have much else to say, except that it feels good to be back. Back running and even back blogging ” I had no idea that running and exercising helped me find things to write about. I was questioning why I always put so much pressure on myself to write blog posts, but I’ve found my answer: It keeps me accountable. I run/exercise so that I have stuff to write about. Knowing I really should write something here on the ol’ blog reminds me that I should be working out and training, yanno, so I have more to write about.