So I ran earlier. It was a pretty lousy run, but I did not despair of writing a passable Running Commentary post. The trick is to get to the computer while it is all still fresh in my mind. Well, I tried, but the damn computer was updating.
Then again, I don’t think I was thinking all that many great thoughts during the run. Mostly I was gasping for breath in the humidity and wondering why the rain wouldn’t start and give me some relief. Or does rain get rid of humidity instantaneously? Perhaps it would not have given me any relief at all. At least it would not have made me appreciably wetter, because I was covered with sweat before I started.
All of this was no great matter, though, because at least I ran. And by virtue of running on my Monday holiday, I had only gone two days without running.
I can’t say it was a particularly fun run. Partway through it I felt that I was not enjoying myself and asked myself why I keep thinking I like to run. I answered, I like to run on weekend mornings, when it is cool and I feel fresh. Unfortunately, you cannot only run two days a week with five days break in between. That would not make for enjoyable weekend runs. Then I pointed out to myself that when running in hot weather my leg muscles warmed up faster. My leg had felt quite discouraged at the beginning of the run but were doing better by the end.
I carefully pointed out to myself beautiful flowers in people’s lawns and window boxes. Scenery always helps. I envied people who were sitting on their front porches. I would have liked to be sitting still on my front porch, possibly with a beverage.
That was when I thought of beer. A nice cold beer. How good would that taste? I thought, VERY. So that was the reward I kept in my head for the rest of the run.
I finished the run and my cool-down walk before the rain. I had a lovely cold shower, ate some food and waited for the computer to cooperate. Then I wrote this blog post, which I am afraid is not as good of a Running Commentary as I had originally envisioned. Then again, at least the whole post was not about How I Can’t Write a Post Today. We’ll save that for Lame Post Friday. I’m going to call this a Non-Sequitur Thursday and hit Publish. I hope you’re having a lovely day.