11 years ago I fell in love with fall running... gulp... 11 years ago I was a freshman in college?? ahh!!! :) but i digress...
11 years ago I fell in love with fall running. I would get up on saturday mornings and just hit the pavement in dayton. i would run for 1/2 hour or 2 hours depending on my mood. i had no idea where i was going or where i would end up. i headed towards the safest part of town, oakwood, with my cell phone, a bottle of water and my cd player. (haha cd player!) the air was cool, the breathing was easy and i felt like i could run for days.
today i fell in love with fall running all over again. there is just something about it. i was huffing and puffing along while i pushed the lil' munchkin, but yet i didn't feel tired. i felt relaxed and calm. i felt like i could run for days. i felt strong: physically and mentally. and the next thing i knew i had run 9 miles.
9 miles while pushing 50 pounds!
i didn't even realize it until this biker, who had passed me 3 times, pointed out that it had been over an hour and just how far was i running? i thought it had been 2 miles and here it was 1 hour 25 minutes after i started and i was finally headed back to the car.
maybe it was the beautiful scenery at glacier ridge, maybe it was the peacefulness of samantha being asleep. whatever it was, it made 9 miles seem like 2 and made me feel invincible for the upcoming columbus marathon.
let's just hope and pray that the weather on october 17 is just like today!