This morning I did an easy 10mi long run. I was glad it was a cut-back week, because my legs have been feeling tired lately!
Since I live near the football stadium, Saturday morning runs in the fall are always interesting. I have been offered many beers and many drunken words of encouragement Today, I got yelled at through a megaphone, which was new. Hearing “Hey runner! Looking good!” is a little jarring when it’s that loud!
Once I got away from the crowds, I admired the changing colors on the trees. I suppose it really is fall, although it didn’t feel like it. When I started my run early this morning, it was already 60 degrees and 90% humidity.
About 4 miles into my run, it suddenly started raining. I used to avoid running in the rain at all costs, but I have learned to really enjoy it. I like the sound of the rain, and today it removed some of the humidity from the air, which was great.
The rest of the run was pretty uneventful. I was struck by how much my long runs have changed over the years. Three years ago, running 10 miles was unfathomable. I never imagined that I would actually make it that far. I certainly never imagined I would be grateful that I had to run “only” 10 miles.
Finally, I have a few shout outs:
1) Happy birthday to my amazing dad!
2) Congratulations to Jackie on her first marathon!