Today I went out to my favorite paved trail for a run. It was a PERFECT running day....45 degrees and sunny! I was feeling so happy to be out. The trail I run is 4 miles out and back. I had been planning on 6 for today. I did the first 4 and then stopped at the car for a drink. Then I headed back out for the final 2. At about the half mile mark another runner caught up with me and started a conversation. He had run some marathons in the past but was no longer racing. It was great to have someone to talk to. I ended up running to the 1.5 mile mark with him and then turned around. It seemed kinda strange that he caught up with me and then ran alongside me for a few minutes before starting a conversation. It may have been that I didn't have my wedding band on...I hate running with jewelry. :) But, it was nice to have someone to talk to. :)
I ended up doing 7 miles and today and felt great...very strong and no aches. It was such a gorgeous day that as I ran I started to think how lucky I am.
I am lucky:
- to have woken up on such a beautiful fall day
- to have a wonderful husband who is happy to stay home with the kids while I run
- to be healthy and able to easily complete a 7 mile run
- to have a wonderful family and warm shower to come home to
Hope everyone had a good weekend!