Author: Jilligan
•10:16 PM

After yesterday's race I had to decide how to get my scheduled long run in. I contemplated running the 5 mile course twice but that was before the race. I thought about switching this weekend's 10 with next weekend's 7.

I thought about skipping the entire thing.  I am so glad I didn't. For whatever reason, things are stressful around the house right now. Lots of things going on. So I decided some running would be good stress relief. I told myself I would get at least 3 and go from there.

I got 2.5 and had to take a pit stop. I also grabbed some money and traded ipods. I had wanted to stay on the park trail for a little less stress on my legs but decided to detour by the store for a little caffeine. Then back to the park to finish. I got 5 in before it got dark. Again I hadn't wanted to run much on the roads so I stopped at 5.

It really was the best feeling run I have had. I hated to stop. I am proud to be in the shape I am in. I don't want to lose this feeling again. I am doing everything I can to keep it. Tonight's routine includes ice as always.

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On August 15, 2011 at 9:43 AM , Jodie said...

Good for getting out and doing something - and AWESOME for not over-doing.