I truly feel blessed for each run I do as I realize it is a precious gift to actually have the time and ability to run, no matter what the pace. Each day could be a celebration but along the past 365 days I have selected certain milestones to celebrate: one month, 100 days, 200 days, 365 days, etc.. It was a means to break a huge goal into small segments and to recognize how far I have come. I love numbers and I tend to tie them into my celebrations...even the days building up to the next milestone.
For example, on running streak day 363 I ran for 36 minutes and 30 seconds. I threw in some Yasso's and ended up running 4.05 miles. It was awesome! Yesterday I ran 3.64 miles for day 364. It was an easy run, but fun. And the whole time I pondered what I was going to do today. How would I make it special? What number game could I play? 3.65 miles just didn't seem enough. And I agree with a Daily Miler friend, 365 miles seems a bit out of reach.
|Yes, I took a pic of the moon!|
So I ran for an hour at my easy pace bringing me to 6.0 miles for today. I would love to say I felt as light as air but that would be lying. My body felt a bit heavy but I still enjoyed myself and was smiling from time to time. I think I am just tired and the constant yawning before starting my run supports this theory.
So what's next?
But please note, some days my mind doesn't want to run and my body still does so I run. I just don't want to leave the impression that I wake up eager each day to lace up. But I never regret lacing up. And sometimes my runs get postponed in the day but I still run...and sometimes those are the runs I cherish the most.
Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for the beautiful moon.
Daily Affirmation: I am learning skills and techniques that provide personal empowerment and control over my own life experiences.