How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee on the roads and greenways and trails My soles can pound, when feeling full of wails And at the ends of my wits and loving grace. I love thee to the level of every day's Most shrieking need, when all my patience has deminished. I love thee freely, as women strive for the finish. I love thee selfishly, as I run for praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith. I love thee with a love I'll never lose
If I have a choice. I love thee with the breath, Gasping, wheezing, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.
Elizabeth Barret Browning has nothing on me!!
I had a great walk/run yesterday.
I walked about 10 minutes to warm up.
I planned on doing some walk/run intervals but I decided I needed to just
see what my running legs would do if I just went for it ...
I ended up running about 18 minutes.
Doesn't sound like much, but I think it ended up being about a mile and a half distance wise.
(Yeah, doesn't sound like much,
but...again, lest anyone (including me) forget, I'm coming back from an injury
and I do NOT want to go back there again!
After that I walked two minutes, then ran two...
then I walked a good bit because I was on the section of the trail that is a long steady incline.
It's not a hill, but it's just "up". So I walked until I got to the crest.
Then I ran and gained speed until I was at an almost full sprint. And, it felt GREAT!!!
I loved every single footfall!! Every time I get to that section of the trail I RUN.
It's a quick down hill section that comes just after a pretty "steep" (relatively speaking)
incline...I'm warmed up by then...it just feels right. And, every time I am running that section,
I imagine what it WILL feel like when I am able to run that way for miles. I know it will happen
one of these days...I don't think it will be a sudden thing, but a gradual increase
in distance and pace. Kind of like my son who is now about to be 18 and is now
6'5"!! Granted, he started out big-he was 23 1/4" long when he was born--but when I look UP
at him now I wonder how he got that tall. I hope one day I am out RUNNING and I suddenly
realize how fast I've been going for the last several miles.
...For now, I'm just happy to have pain free running--and still be pain free the next day!
Thanks for stopping in, come again soon!
((BTW-something really strange happened with my formatting. Sorry for how strange it is.
Hopefully it will resolve as magically as it showed up!))