Last night while getting caught up on some (debatably) quality TV, I realized that I was getting bored of not running. In reality I think I’m just getting antsy from stored up energy while still “recovering” from the race, but I got that urge like I had to go run “right now!”. I didn’t, of course, because it was 10 at night and thoroughly enjoying The Office and sitting on the couch drinking wine with Ev. Tough to beat.
To runners, this sounds like a good problem to have. Who doesn’t want to be motivated, right? To non-runners, I should be committed. Who wants to run when you can sleep in or watch TV… or not run?
Well, just as the sun rises (both literally and figuratively), I predictably hopped the fence into the non-runners camp when my alarm went off at 6am. The bed can be very convincing when you voluntarily decide to make an early departure. It took some doing, but I pulled myself out of that heavenly cocoon of endless warmth and security and got out there. I wanted this run to be really easy, like a walk in the park (only running.. in the park). It was ok, but not as easy as I hoped. I think I’m still getting over that non-swine-flu cold I mentioned last time. My heart rate was a little higher than I would have liked, just wasn’t feeling it. But I got to run and release some of that antsy-ness (not to be confused with ants in the pants, which I still have plenty of).
Who knows, maybe after a few more early mornings I’ll be over running and ready to sleep in. But for now I’m looking forward to the next one…
Distance: 5.32 miles
Pace: 8:25 min/mile
Average Heart Rate: 157 bpm