Oh the weekend has begun!
I am so happy.
Last night I jogged a 1.5 mile loop in my neighborhood. I left my iPod at work by accident, so upon this realization I feared my only escort would be boredom. I was wrong! It actually allowed me, at this beginning stage of running, to be as present as possible. I could hear my breath, and my feet, and the nice part was that I didn't think about ... anything! It was awesome.
When I ran a few years ago, I ran for fitness and stress release and mileage and all that, and I got really into it. This time around, I'm hoping to get really into it again, but I'm coming from a different place. Since my running days 7 years ago, I've gone through some stuff. It was soul-searching kind of stuff, and some really intense, spectacular personal growth has occured as a result. I am so lucky! Now, I look at the world just a little differently than I did then. There's a little more depth to it all. So we'll see where running takes me in 2010, one day at a time.
I ordered a couple of running books on Amazon to keep me motivated and fuel my interest. The first is The Runner's Guide to the Meaning of Life and the second is The Quotable Runner. I'll let you know how they go :)
Right now it's bedtime. Tomorrow is Saturday, my favorite day of the week! This one is blessed with my nephew's First Communion.
Enjoy the beautiful weather!