There are many reasons to run: Cardio health – Weight management – Stress management – Competition training – Recreational fun
Of course when most of us go out for our daily workouts the reasons or types of runs can change in an instant or even can be combinations of a few on the list. Even though I woke earlier than my alarm, I did not want to get out of bed and actually ended up staying under the covers 15 minutes after the 4:15am alarm. I should have bounded right out of bed because it was a morning for a scheduled run. And I love to run but lately I’ve been struggling with my early morning workouts.
So, today I forced my feet onto the floor and threw on my clothes strategically laid out the night before and out the door I went. Once I hit the end of my street (about ¼ mile) I was alert and happy to be out on the road. When I rounded the corner of the park I had a choice, loop again to add on another 2 miles or head home. I decided to extend the run and loop again. Best decision of the day!
In the 2nd loop of the park I hit a faster stride partly to make up the extra time I stayed in bed and partly because I just felt amazing. I felt so relaxed and calm. By the end of the 6 miles I was flying high on endorphins and even acting a little silly. My pups did not know what to think of their mommy this morning. LOL!
I can’t even express to you how much I needed this run. It was such a mind and body cleansing experience with lasting all day effects.
I’m Listening: What is your favorite type of or reason to run?