Friday, August 6, 2010

A Good Run!

My runs lately have been lackluster, to put it mildly. I've had to force myself out the door and I haven't always been successful at that. Today, however, reminded me why I still love running. I hit the pavement at 8:00 am with a plan of an easy 7 miler and I wondered if I would even be able to accomplish that. I soon discovered that my mojo tank was topped off and at 6 miles I knew I would finish a 7 miler easily. At 7 miles I decided to tack on an extra mile just because I could. Running conditions were absolutely perfect-we're still enjoying our cool coastal weather with a heavy layer of clouds well into the afternoon; I could feel the moisture from the fog on my skin while I ran. I've always felt that the whole "runner's high" thing was a cruel myth; I've never felt a high from running. But today's run was pretty close to perfect and maybe my version of a runners high is just feeling a serious sense of accomplishment after a good run.


Jill said...

That's one of the things I love most about running, even if you start out sluggish, it almost always gets better as the miles tick by. And when you finish, you're always glad you got out.

Vacationing in Iowa right now. Not loving the heat and humidity! Not to mention the evil mosquitos!! Can wait to be running back in the beautiful Central Coast! :)

greentigress said...

Fantastic Tanya!! there's nothing like a really good run like that!