Plop. The fantastic feeling of finally getting in bed after a long day. Boy am I pooped. I can honestly say I’m as exhausted as I am happy, because I was finally able to have a great, full workout today! It was 4 x 500, to see where I’m at anaerobically (after having to take some time off for my shins) and I was delighted to find that my fitness is just about where it should be! I ended up running ten seconds faster than I was supposed to for half of them which was great at the time but now my body feels like I got run over by a truck. YAYY! Its a strange somewhat masochistic feature of running that the goal is kind of to feel this way, but somehow its so fantastic because I can go to bed knowing that I pushed my body to its limits and that I’m back on track. I’ll wake up in the morning with that all over, didn’t even know I had that muscle, body soreness. Perfect.
After lots of hydration, stretching, strength training, nutritious food, going to work and taking an ice bath looking over to the clock makes me wish there were more hours in the day. How is it that my To-Do lists never gets to “done”? All in all catching up with an old friend today made me realize something: life is pretty awesome. Sometimes you can get caught up in silly things that take you away from seeing the big picture, so I’m thankful for the people in my life that remind me of what’s important. Y’all rock!
I’ve got some exciting things coming up that I’ll tell you all in time, one of which is my first meet next Saturday at Boston University! It’s just a low key, shake the rust off, race environment workout type of thing. For me there is nothing like spiking up, hearing the gun, and seeing what you can do. The winter isn’t only about Christmas for me, its about Indoor Track, which fortunately is a holiday that lasts until March. I call that winning.