Friday, November 12, 2010

Special Moments

I hate to start my blog with an old post but I wrote this post as my first entry a few weeks ago and then got distracted, for reasons I may detail in the future, so here we go...

Lately, I’ve been having a certain type of day. It’s the type of day that is generally unremarkable, maybe even slightly on the disappointing or frustrating side of things. But then, something changes and suddenly the day is so remarkably different that everything else fades away. You have one of those “this is what life is meant to be” moments. Aren’t they fantastic?

And rather than spew out a stream of little moments that have happened to me recently, I’m going to focus on today. To give some context, last week I committed to running a half marathon with my college friend in February. Which is five months away, yes I know, but I haven’t runs seriously in a few weeks and I need all the time I can get.

Today was my third training run. It was also my third training run that I’ve done while battling a cold/allergy attack so I wasn’t really looking forward to it. But, I got out there. It was sprinkling that neat coastal rain which was perfect because it cleared the sidewalks of pedestrians and enabled me to go along my way. And go along my way is exactly what I did! I had an amazing run. The type of run that makes you think you can be a “runner”. Yes, it was that good. I did the first two miles (run three minutes, walk one) in good time and then slowed down quite a bit for the last mile because it was hills. I went longer than was necessary on the training plan but when something is working for you, why stop?

After my run I was stretching out in front of my apartment building and saw the tiniest maple leaf. It was so adorable and made the perfect end to my day.

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