Today was a big day for me. I have not been able to run for the last 4 and a half weeks. (Long story...don't wanna go there) I also had to pull out of a half-marathon that I was totally ready and excited for.
Enough of the bad...the good news is I was cleared yesterday for running and had a glorious 3 mile run today!!!
This morning I was grinning from ear to ear as I put on my running clothes for the first time in over a month! My husband walked in and asked why I was smiling so big and then realized that I was getting ready for a run.
It was a beautiful, cool and crisp morning with a gorgeous blue sky...perfect for a run. I went to my usual path and had a great run. I took it very easy, but pushed a little more for the last mile. My legs have been craving that "tired after a great run" feeling. I was thrilled that I was able to easily complete the 3 miles, even after a month off. I don't think that I lost nearly as much as I feared I would.
So...I was down in the dumps and just plain mad about the 4 weeks off and the missed half marathon, but I am back!
I totally heart the band Rascal Flatts and was reminded to the lyrics of one of their songs when I was out running this morning:
You find your faith has been lost and shaken
You take back what's been taken
Get on your knees and dig down deep
You can do what you think is impossible
Keep on believing, don't give in
It'll come and make you whole again
It always will, it always does
(This song is actually talking about love, but I totally relate it to running...one of my many loves.)