Monday, July 1, 2013
Running makes me feel strong. When I have a good run, I feel strong the rest of the day. Strong is about the best word I can use to describe it. Sore, but strong. I signed up again for the CarmelFest 4.5 miles. I feel like I am where I was at when I ran it last year. And that was a disaster. I am trying to feel more confident and the weather looks better for this run. Last Monday morning, I signed up for the run. Then at lunch, I didn't get the good treadmill and had a terrible run. I only ran 3.3 miles, not my usual 4.5 miles. Wednesday wasn't any better. I forced myself to run 4 miles. I wanted to redeem myself Friday but forgot my running clothes. Sometimes a lunchtime walk does as much good as a good run. Only 4 more days until the big CarmelFest run. Today I got the magic treadmill. And the magic was there. I ran 4.55 miles in 38 minutes. I have confident once again that I can run 40 minutes on Thursday. And if not, at least I will have run 4.5 miles. This afternoon, I felt strong. I like to feel strong. It's a good feeling.