Sunday, April 6, 2008
and i kept on runnin'...
So I woke up today in a bit of a funk, and I needed to shake it off. Well, I didn't have any plans at all, so I thought about going out for a run at my regular stomping grounds.
It was kinda late, about 10, but it was cloudy and cool. Perfect. Started off feeling pretty good. I was planning on doing the El Moro perimeter loop, a distance of about 9.5 miles. I usually don't run with my iPod and today was no exception so I had time to ponder about a bunch of things. Funny how life plays out during a course of a run, well at least with me anyway.
I finished my loop and got back to the car. Well, this is where my mini-Forrest Gump moment happened. After my PB&J sandwich, I thought, lemme add a few more. I wasn't tired at all, and it was still relatively cool. So I ran, and I ran. As Forrest said, "For no particular reason I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean." And when I got within sight of the ocean, I turned around and kept on running.
A few hours, 3300 calories and 21 miles later, "I think I'll go home now." It's my longest run this year by far, so I was happy with it. Even better though, after the run, I felt tired but energized, and whatever was bugging me this morning was gone and long forgotten.