Wild

Today was my first run outdoors in the new year, and it felt GREAT. I didn’t have high expectations, due to the fact that over the holidays I only ran on the treadmill and for shorter times. Today I ran further than ever before–such a beautiful day. It’s cloudy and cool but no rain. As …

A Dream

This has been a good holiday season, though staying up late nights, visiting with friends and skyping with family (far-away) has been getting my schedule out-of-whack! I didn’t run for an entire week and then ran today on the treadmill (it was icy when I came to work). Not a lot of thoughts going through …

Of Maple Leaves and Gospel Music

Last night my husband and I watched Nick Offerman’s “American Ham” comedy show. Spiking throughout the routine were themes of getting outdoors and appreciating nature, with the lest segments giving a thumbs up to getting intoxicated (after working hard) and the thrill of admiring something so simple as a maple leaf. This morning I finished …

Rain and Love

Today’s run was wet, wet, wet. It feels good, though. I tell myself when I run not to think about my body, not to let it conquer my thoughts when there is tiredness or soreness. Instead my thoughts drift to other things. Then I feel light and springy, and running feels natural, as if I …

The Milestone

For most runners starting with the C25K program, week 5, day 3 is the big milestone. It’s a straight 20 minute run, which, depending on your speed, is a good mile and a half or two, maybe more. I did this on Saturday morning, marveling at the clouds, the leaves, the oncoming rain. I didn’t …