Up Swing?

I did a little run today. First run since Tuesday morning; first day to really even feel like doing much of anything.

Once I realized that my long run was not in the cards for Saturday (this made me quite sad, as I was looking forward to my 24 miles out at Bastrop, and the honey had planned to ride his bike out there while I ran), I decided that I would do “life” instead and rest as much as possible. So I got to go see my boy’s cross country meet in the morning. That stuff is just so exciting! I love watching him run, and there was a big finish on the track, so we got to see him at several different points throughout the 5K. He wasn’t so happy with his time, but it really didn’t matter to me — I’m so proud of him for getting out there and working hard. I wish I had his talent!

We came home, and I wound up pretty much sleeping all afternoon until time to leave for the UT game. Having dinner with friends before and then enjoying the game was nice, but by half time, I was toast. So my workout for Saturday was simply getting through those two activities.

Today, I finally felt like going for a run. I had no idea what I’d actually feel like out there, as I’m still having body aches, sore throat, and general fatigue. So I decided to go to Walnut Creek; I told myself I was going to go out and enjoy being and simply remind myself what the trail looks like in the daylight. That way, if I wound up walking, I wouldn’t be mad. I had a very nice time…and I actually ran (though slowly) for an hour and a half total. It felt good to move, and I felt better once I got moving.

Published by Leah Nyfeler

I'm a writer, editor, runner, and adventurer who is always looking for the next new story, exciting adventure, and good meal/book/movie. My focus is on helping people find their best, healthiest self through sharing what I know and how I've come to learn it. In addition to my blog "Enjoying the Journey: Observations on the Fit Life" at www.leahruns100.com, my articles have appeared in a variety of print and online magazines. You can hear me as part of the 2015 Austin cast of Listen To Your Mother.

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