Perfect Moment… um… Tuesday.

November 24, 2009 at 9:59 am | Posted in And I ran (I ran so far away) | 7 Comments

It’s been tough getting back into running regularly again.

It’s dark when I go out for my 5:30 run.

It’s dry and cold, which makes my lungs feel like they’re bleeding.

I’m out of shape enough that I end up walking far more than I want to.

This morning the alarm rang at 5:00. At 5:20 I finally pulled myself out of our warm bed.

No cotton this morning – it was 45 and raining.

I wore my older running sneakers, ones that I’m okay with getting wet and nasty.

Strapped on my iPod, put my hat on, and went outside.

And this morning?

Running was magic. It was almost effortless.

I could breathe without feeling like I was going to drown.

I felt strong.


I ran the entire 5k this morning.

Without stopping.

And when I came home, I stretched in our living room, facing the jumble of toys. I heard O upstairs, talking to his puppy in his room.

And when I went upstairs to shower, and O saw me through his open door, his face lit up.

“Mommy,” he sighed.

The perfect morning.



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  1. That made me smile.

  2. What a great way to start the day!

  3. Oh I am so impressed. I remember when I ran regularly and the rainy runs were some of my favorites.

  4. I used to run, and then my joints gave up in protest….



  5. good for you

  6. WOW!!!! that sounds ..yep…just about PERFECT 🙂

  7. Sounds like a great morning. I never did “get” jogging, so well done for keeping at it and getting to the feelgood stage.


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