Thursday, January 26, 2012

Close to Zen

Week of January 22, 2012:

Monday: Off (off running errands, that is)

Tuesday: Bike commute

Wednesday: Short run

I apologize that I have no eye candy to share with you today.  It’s been gray and rainy here, and I’ve been feeling like molasses.  Some weeks you just aren’t quite yourself.

But last night, I was molasses-free and had one of the best runs ever.  It started off the way most runs do, with my body saying, “WHAT, exactly, are we DOING?!?”  My body always stages a mild protest whenever we start a run, and I have learned to ignore its complaints.  After the first mile or so, we settled into a friendly truce, and I spaced out for a while.  When I came back to earth and thought about the fact that here I am, running again, I realized that it felt almost effortless.  It was a Zen-like experience, the ease with which my legs carried me over the sidewalks.  It was so nice to have a run like this after Sunday’s slog.

I will say that I am so happy today is Thursday because it’s really hard to get through the week when you feel like molasses.  Just two more days of running around, doing experiments, and then I can be as molasses-like as I want without feeling guilty!  Of course by Saturday I’ll probably be recovered from my molasses condition, and that would be even better.


  1. Yay for a great run! I love it when I feel like I'm zooming along effortlessly!

    1. Yay indeed! It's always such a treat when you get to run and it feels like flying. That's what I had in mind when I named this blog :-) (Silly or awesome? You decide.)