Thursday, April 15, 2010

Today's Run

I went for a run this morning.  I have been feeling sluggish and was not really up for it.  The past several mornings I've been waking up with achiness all over.  (Maybe arthritis?  OR maybe just crappy diet--too much sugar and coffee).  Nonetheless, I ran 3.5 miles.  It's my usual "turtle" speed (right at 10:30 pace).  The only time I felt tired, my son's favorite song came on my ipod.  It is a song by the Blackeyed Peas which cracks me up because he's only in kindergarten.  I forced my girls to listen to Elmo's greatest hits at this age.
When I finished, I was glad I ran.  Unlike "real" athletes who claim to feel euphoric after exercise, I am always tired.  I know exercise is important for both my physical and mental health--and that's the only reason I do it.  I'm trying to get motivated and I enjoy talking others into running--so why isn't it working for me?!?!  Perhaps I SHOULD join a running group--I just see running as a solitary activity.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Becky, thanks for visiting my bloggie! It's always nice to connect with other runners. Sounds like you are doing a great job with your running. It can be quite challenging running alone, but I guess each one needs different things. I enjoy running on my own, but know only too well that if I want to improve, a running group is the way to go! Good luck with finding a group!