That describes today’s run in a nutshell. The only problem with the headline is that it might sound like a shout-out to the phone company called “Sprint.” Never mind. I’m making a Running Commentary instead of a Non-Sequitur Thursday post, and, like the run itself, I will try to keep it short.
I have not run for three days for what seemed like good reasons at the time. I did not dare skip today as well, because I will not have time to run tomorrow before the Little Falls Canal Celebration Parade. Five days is too many even for a wuss-out like me. It was hot and sunny, but according to the weather forecast humidity levels were less. Still not in the comfortable range, but less. No matter. I could go for a short run. I did not rule out running longer, but I wanted to go for at least 20 minutes.
It took a lot of determination to not rule out running longer right away. It took a lot of determination to keep running at all. Luckily I had a sufficiency of determination for the project. Also, I just tried not to think about it. I thought about my murder mystery instead. I started writing the script today (don’t judge me that it took so long), and it seems to be going well. I’ll write more about that later (preview of coming attractions).
I changed my mind about which way to run several times. I don’t know why certain sidewalks seemed so unappealing, but I kept thinking, “I just can’t run that way today!” I ran a different way. Slowly. I never got the hang of it.
I’m not getting the hang of writing about it either, it seems. Sorry, folks. I continued to run (which I insist on calling it) for 22 minutes, my favorite number. The 10-minute cool-down walk felt good, especially when I was in the shade and a breeze blew. At least I did it.
And I wrote some semblance of a blog post. We’ll see if I can do better tomorrow on Lame Post Friday. As always, no promises, but I hope you’ll stay tuned.