Sunday, November 8, 2009

I'm alive.... and still running.

Hey Ladies.  I was sidelined with a nasty something for about 3 weeks, but I'm back!  The last week was a great running/working out week. 

Yup.  Me running.

Two noteables.

I try to go running with the PA girls (van's classmates) on Saturday mornings.  They go on all sorts of runs around Atlanta, it's a great way to see the city and to get to know the people Van is spending a lot his time with.   Last weekend we went running through a nice neighborhood called Avondale Estates.  I sure wish I would've brought my camera.  It was akin to the "Father of the Bride" neighborhood.  Seriously, girls, sometimes I have to pinch myself when I look around and see where I live.  I love it.   Well, about 1/4 mile into the run we were hit with a monsoon of sorts.  Amigas, I have never ever run in this type of rain before.  I was literally sloshing out of my shoes, it was nuts.  There were sections of the road and sidewalk just covered with beautifully bright leaves... you'd step on it and all the sudden find yourself with water up to your knee.  I was SO soaked.  It rained the entire 4 miles.. as soon as we stopped running it magically stopped raining.  Of course.

And of course we had to take a picture of our wet ratted selves....

We could ring out our shirts and pants. Easily.

This weekend I went on a 5+ miler that ended up being 6.5 miler.  a) I haven't been running long distance much lately and b) I haven't been running much at all lately.  I found myself really struggling the last mile.  Instead of telling myself I couldn't do it and stopping I pulled into our long run bag of tricks and decided to start listing off all the things I was grateful for.  Before I knew it I was home, my legs weren't that sore, and I was filled with so much gratitude I had a GREAT attitude for the rest of the day.  I love love love running and I love the therapy that come along with it.

The only thing that would make it better were if you two were to run with me.  xoxo


Amanda said...

Glad you're feeling better! And yay for the adventures of running. We wish we were running with you too. Muah!

Erin said...

Oh they sound like great little (long) runs! Glad you're back on your feet...December is like around the corner