I had a great run today. It wasn’t because it felt easy (it didn’t), it wasn’t because of the beautiful weather (sunny, windy, and warm), and it wasn’t because of the path I took (quite a pretty route).
No, there were 2 things that made my run today great. First, I was done work an hour earlier than usual, so going for a run was like a fun surprise. Second, around 5.5k, I wanted to quit. I was hot, tired, and my left hip was feeling tight. I didn’t quit, though, and finished off my 7k run. Perseverance = good.
After watching my kids play at the park for awhile (while still in my sweat-soaked running clothes, I might add. Gross, yes, but I sacrificed for the kids :)), and a quick supper of eggs, toast, and cucumbers, I had a nice, warm bath. That was great, too. While soaking, I relaxed and had some time to revel in my post-run feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction.
And then I heard a crash from downstairs – my daughter had knocked something over – and my break was over. Reality crashing down, so to speak, I suppose: packing lunches, brushing and flossing, and bedtime.
Have you had a great run (or workout) lately? What made it great?