I’ve been running again, perhaps not as often as I’d like to, but I try not to judge myself. I went running today and thought I would make a Wednesday Running Commentary post. Unfortunately, I finished my run a good two hours ago and I don’t remember a damn thing about it.
Oh, that’s not true. I’m sure I remember something, even on Wuss-out Wednesday. I ran both Saturday and Sunday, then skipped Monday and Tuesday, so I knew it would be a really, really good idea to run today. Additionally, I had to do laundry, and it is just so handy to put a load in the washer, run, then put it in the drier before I get in the shower. I only hoped I would not talk myself out of it.
And I did not. I arrived home in a dreadful mood, however. Steven asked me how I was, and I said, “I’ve been better.” Maybe a run would improve my disposition. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, even warm enough for shorts and short sleeves. I put a sweatshirt next to my water bottle for my cool-down walk and set out.
Right away I was not too happy about it. My work situation has changed recently and I am spending much more of the day on my feet. My legs get tired! However, I reminded myself that running can help me lose weight and the less weight I have to hold up, the better my body will feel. I comforted myself with the thought that the run did not have to be a long one. I turned so the bright sun was behind me and ran on.
It really was not too bad of a run. I didn’t feel great, but I didn’t hate every step, either. The breeze picked up, making the air colder, but I did not regret my ensemble. I managed to make it for 25 minutes, which I thought was pretty good. All I require of myself on these weekday runs is 20 minutes. I am over a half hour on my weekend runs, so things look good for the Reindeer Run 5K in Little Falls in December. I’ll write more about that as it gets closer.
I was happy to put the sweatshirt on for my cool-down walk. I was pretty damn tired and hungry when I got back home, and I felt so ill-used when I remembered I had to put the laundry in the drier before I took my shower. However, I did it, so I have clean socks and handkerchiefs for tomorrow. Score!