Trail Note

Trail Note
I haven’t run much this week. I’ve been feeling kinda lethargic and crappy, and it seems like I’ve had a headache every day. I kept planning to run and then I’d still be sitting there two hours later, thinking I just didn’t feel like it. I thought that maybe my body was telling me I needed a break. Then today I finally just forced myself out there… and now I think that lack of running was the source of the whole problem! It’s like I just cleared out all my psychic crap and my energy’s flowing again. I felt good, really good. I ran across Cleveland Street and through Darlington, then up King Street through Newtown all the way to St. Peter’s. Then I turned around and ran back up to Missenden Road, down through the University, and across Vic Park to home. Took me about fifty minutes all up. I also noticed that I don’t feel embarrassed running now. I used to imagine everyone was staring at me and that I must look incredibly awkward and funny and weird, and that the ground must be shaking with every heavy footstep… but today I actually felt light and fit and healthy… and, frankly, damn sexy. I like this feeling!

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  1. Yay, I am proud of you! Most of the time, the biggest obstacle to good health is our own self psyche. You have been an inspiration to me to get back into the groove too and I am feeling better as well! Keep it up, you look great!

  2. I keep repeating myself, but I’m loving the way that you’re getting into running. Your trail notes are great descriptors of what it’s all about!

  3. Eh, it’s not all high points; I still have my low days. Saturday morning I just felt lethargic, and my legs were dead tired. They just didn’t want to run! But I’m happy about the way I’m responding to these days mentally. I keep repeating what you commented before, Tricia, that the most important thing is getting out there for a set length of time and not to worry about how fast or slow you go. So my legs were tired, and I ended up walking more than usual, but I still did an hour’s worth of work and that’s what counts, right? So I feel pretty good about that.

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