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.

9 comments:

angie's pink fuzzy said...

wow, that's awesome!!!

rick said...

I love it when that happens. Happens so rarely but always good when it does.

Gretchen said...

Nice one Eric!
Hey, I tagged you with a blog game. If you want to play, the rules are on my blog.
Glad to see you'll be at TRT this year, see you there!

Greg said...

nice work. never stop when you feel good.

Jaymie said...

Way to go, Forrest...i mean, E-rod! :)

banggigay said...

woooow! inggit! run forrest! run!

bEnMChAn said...

21mile training run!?!? what drugs er..... motivation are you on eric???? :P

i wish i could manage to go that far for a training run.

Abbie said...

21 miles? nice :) my stupid knee is acting up again, so i will live vicariously through you!

Pete Vara said...

Hi Eric, great post. And good luck this weekend at PCT :)