Saturday, February 27, 2010

I get up in the morning...

This morning's run was fantastic!  I'm surprised because I wasn't really looking forward to it.  Last week, I caught a horrible stomach bug that knocked me out of eating for a day and had me clutching my stomach all weekend.  As a result, I have been so tired all week that this morning was my first run since last Saturday.

I stepped out my front door in a horrible mood.  My stupid I-Pod didn't want to turn on.  I kept pressing buttons while the screen remained dark.  Not until I reset it did I finally see the apple symbol.  I use the Nike + software with my I-Pod so I almost didn't go because I thought that my run wouldn't be tracked, so what would be the use? 

As soon as I started running, I felt strong and my strides came easily.  The weather was perfect (overcast and cool.)  I ran 2 1/2 miles to the canal and then ran down the canal to intersect with my running group.  Sure enough, I spotted my friend, Harvey, and ran with him for two of the middle miles.  I love running with Harvey because he is a talker when he runs.  He always has interesting stories and advice, so running with him always keeps my mind off my legs aching or my growing tiredness. 

I ran back home through ASU Business Park as "Stronger" played on my Ipod.  "That which doesn't kill me, only makes me stronger."  How true, Kanye, for marathon training.  9 mile run, done.


  1. I played that song on a loop for about the last 40 minutes of my last marathon...really great power song! (and good beat for running!) Nice job on your 9-miler!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)