Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Running makes me...

Running makes me happy. I didn't realize how true that was until recently when I was finally given to "go-ahead" to start running again after my injury (there's nothing like being injured and needing physical therapy to help you appreciate the days when you can run pain free).

This morning a friend of mine at work asked "why are you all smiles today?" At first I said "Am I?" not realizing that I was demonstrating any unusual display of glee. Of note, something must be said about the fact that what people notice about you and what strikes them as unusual is the fact that you are in a GOOD mood (I'm clearly a work in progress). 

As I reflected on her question throughout the day I realized that my "unusual" amount of smiling today was directly related to my amazing run this morning! My mid-week morning run sessions are very short (thank you Jeff Galloway for your training schedule that allows for this) and so I only ran for 30 minutes. It was a beautiful 30 minutes with this as the backdrop...

Such a beautiful morning sky...who wouldn't be happy waking up to that?

I love early morning runs. It is the perfect way to start the day. Before I have to settle into the mundane routine of work and responsibilities I can run:walk:run my cares away (well at least for 30 minutes I can).

What is your favorite time to run?


  1. You were definitely glowing my friend ���� Hmmm let me see, my favorite time to run is during mid afternoon and sunset.

  2. I used to wake up at 5:30AM to run and although it was difficult I loved the feeling of having accomplished something for myself before my day got started. The pic you posted of the sunrise gets me thinking that I need to reevaluate my training.

    Since it rains every day around quitting time, I've missed a few runs outside. However, it never seems to run in the AM. Decisions, decisions....

    Thanks for the inspiration.


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