It’s been awhile since I’ve run a double-digit distance. Today,I decided to tackle 10 miles, mainly to try to convince the naysayers living in my head that I was not totally crazy to sign up for a marathon this fall. I have noticed that when I slack off of running, I start to get fearful that I will be able to do it again. I find the best remedy for this negativity is to run. Not elegant, but it works.
During today’s run, two of the three members of the running triumvirate decided to show: lungs and mind were present and accounted for. Unfortunately, my lower legs and feet did not get the memo. I blame this on two things. First, I missed my normal yoga class this week and the DYI variety just does not seem to stretch me as deep or as long. Secondly, apart from running shoes, I am very frugal with my footwear. Considering I stand for 7-9 hours a day on concrete floors, this is not necessarily a good trait to have. I am making a public vow to get a couple of decent pairs of work shoes over spring break and try to replace them before the end of the next decade.
Overall, it was a good run. I kept a respectable sub 7:30 pace and the heat didn’t bother me too much (I thank the hot power yoga for that). Still, it is a little daunting that I’ll have to run over 2 1/2 times that distance soon. Yikes. Best not to think about it too much, especially while I’m resting my achy feet!