So I didn’t make a Monday post. I will attempt to make two today, beginning with a Running Commentary on the run I took this morning.
I did not run Sunday or Monday with the result that I certainly did not feel like running today. I resolutely ignored the feeling, although I did have some coffee and water before I actually got out the door. As soon as I had running clothes on, I felt better about the whole idea.
My plan was to run up the hill by Valley Health. I have not been running as long or as many hills as I would ideally like to. Still, I did not want to jump right into a super long run up the hill to Herkimer College. I had not made up my mind how long to run; my current minimum is 25 minutes, but I did not rule out going further if it felt good.
As I started, it didn’t feel bad. I headed up German Street with optimism. I was on the side of the street that has more of an upgrade. All the better, I thought, more effort, more improvement, more calories burned. Then I got a little tired. No matter, I told myself. Persevere!
I could not continue as I had planned, because the sidewalk was closed for construction. Accordingly, I turned up Maple Grove. I ran into a lady I know from the library and from a meeting about Herkimer Diamond Days (perhaps you read my blog post about it). We said good morning, and she reminded me there is another meeting tonight. I hesitated, running in place.
” I may not be able to help after all,” I said, adding that I would contact the lady in charge.
We went our separate ways. I must remember to message that lady. Or perhaps I could go to the meeting and at least make a blog post about it. These thoughts entertained me as I ran, taking my mind off the hill I was on. It was not much of a hill to begin with, but my body really feels these things lately.
I ended up running two hills, entering against one Do Not Enter sign, and continuing for a total of 25 minutes. My cool down walk was slightly longer than usual, because I put the trash containers away then walked back out front to retrieve the newspaper.
As usual, I felt happy I had run, at least for a short time. Now I am feeling awfully tired, but we’ll blame that on the hot and humid weather. Which sounds better than my own laziness. I certainly hope I will not be too lazy to make another blog post later. I do not want to be another post behind.