Monday, February 20, 2012

The Best Run

Today I had the BEST run! It wasn't the fastest or longest, nor did I get a PR or conquer a new distance. So WHY was it the best? Because it brought me such joy & contentment just being out there today! What set those conditions that had me reveling in the simple joy of running was a particularly rough 3 days of work. Quite frankly, it was 36 hours of exhausting crap-ola. Thank god I have hilarious co-workers who can even make you laugh when someone pees on your arm. Again.

As I was running I just felt it all slide away. I was smiling. I felt light again. Balance restored :)

So tell me, what makes your runs the best? Is it a run where you worked really hard? A long run? One where you find the cone of silence that your kids keep hiding?

Whatever it is, I hope you found it today. Happy Running!



17 comments:

Michael said...

It's awesome to get in a good run for any reason. I had a great one on Sunday myself!

hiker mom said...

Congrats on an awesome run! Love it when that happens. I love to run when I am feeling cranky and the run makes it all fade away.

Suz and Allan said...

Hooray for a great run! Those are the best!

Mike said...

Love it when that happens. I had one Saturday myself, two hours in the woods on single track and I didn't see another soul!

P1t0 said...

It's runs like that, that I live for!!

Sam @ Blog Life Run said...

Totally understand this feeling! I was smiling throughout my run on Saturday because it was just nice to be outside, running, moving, breathing in the bay air and just enjoying being!

Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

I get pretty anxious before just about every run, be it a long, interval or tempo run. I know there's no finish line or anyone's life depending on my run, but there's still that itty-bitty voice in my head telling me I can't do it, I'm not a runner. So, once I get going and I've shoved a sock in that annoying person's mouth (think one of your colorful ones!), every run becomes a good run. 75 pounds heavier I never DREAMED of doing the things I'm doing!

Running = Free Therapy

The Unexpected Runner said...

You ARE a runner! I will lend you my socks anytime to cram in that guys mouth!

The Unexpected Runner said...

Sounds fabulous!

The Unexpected Runner said...

I wish I had been a runner when I still lived by the water. I think it's so rejuvenating running along it. You are a lucky gal :)

The Unexpected Runner said...

Yay!

bobbi said...

"Where you find that cone of silence that your kids keep hiding..." HA! Perfect! That exactly when i have my best runs :)

Coy Martinez said...

Mine are the best when I finish up strong and don't feel like death eating a cracker. I love to feel like I still have something in the tank or that I ran faster without that ugggg feeling. You know what I mean.

Funny co workers make everything better as well!

Jamie said...

I'm glad you had a great run! I always feel great after a long run or one that I worked really hard at. Even if a run doesn't go my way I still, usually, feel pretty good! Just getting out there is the key.

Marie said...

So great to hear you had a great run! My long run this past Saturday felt like that.....I wasn't too absorbed with my pace, I was just running, feeling free and totally loving it. I think everyone needs a run like that more often!

SeeAliEatSeeAliRun said...

Yay! I LOVE runs like that!

Caroline said...

thank you for your comment today...a run and a poutine that would be a good "date" right!

I tried the pure flow and pure cadence at the store...Oh so nice...it was like a perfect pair of slippers...I did not buy a pair....YET