Most running posts are reserved for my running blog.
Sometimes I can't resist writing on this forum about a run that went particularly well.
Yesterday morning I woke up 30 minutes later because Intersession does not begin until 8am. By the time I hit the road at (6:02am) for the morning run, I started to feel panicky about being late on the first day. I had What Ifs flying all over the place. I knew that if I ran through this panicky feeling that I would have a sub-par run. Usually that is my only option. But, Fall Break is a wonderful thing. This time I did have the option of being able to run in the afternoon without having taught all day long.
I championed through my school work and by late afternoon was ready to rectify the panicky situation from 6:02 am. I geared up in my fancy stuff. I wanted to make this one good. I even uploaded a new playlist. I was going with the intention of finding the zone and just running for fun. I admit that I haven't achieved that feeling in quite some time.
I want you to know that I found it. I ran in the zone for 6 glorious miles on a Monday night. 6 miles is nothing spectacular. It's not the miles logged I am happy about. It is the feeling of finding joy in a late afternoon, after a stressful morning, after finding out about my grant, after doing hours of homework, and being successful. This was Larissa time at its fullest.