Ran This Morning (and it was GLORIOUS!)

I know, I know: another running post. Who is this guy, and what did he do with our PaleoMarine?

Me, the guy who said he could never enjoy exercise and didn’t understand those who do and went so far as to say he wished he could be one of those people apparently had his wish granted. I enjoy running.

There. I said it.

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I forgot to take a post-workout photo, so this one will have to do.

As for this morning’s run, it was actually very nice. I started at around 5:10 a.m. after doing 30 push-ups and hit the streets. I was experiencing a little hip pain from sleeping wrong on it, but after a step or three, the pain was gone and I was just running. After the first half mile, I found that I was feeling really good. Like exceptionally good. No pain in the legs, no problems breathing, and the cool 52 degree air felt great. I even ran at a pretty decent pace for the first full mile.

Miles 2 and 3 were uneventful and actually it felt nice to just be moving quickly and without any aches or pains. I did feel the slightest bit of a pain in my left knee while running the last half mile, but I found it had to do with the uneven surface I was running on. Once I moved to a more level surface, the pain went away.

The biggest surprise for me was when I finished, I felt like I could have gone on for another mile or so. The only reason I didn’t is because I only have so much time before work to run, and I had already used up my allotted time. I already started waking up 10 minutes earlier each morning I run to make time for the longer distances. Perhaps I need to back that up by another 10 minutes?

Either way, I feel great after this morning’s run. The pace was good, the run felt good, the breathing felt good, and I feel energized. It was a nice experience.

I look forward to being able to do 4-5 runs a week instead of the 3-4 I’m doing now, but that’ll have to wait. I’m still building right now and I don’t want to over-extend my capabilities and get injured. I don’t have time for injuries right now.

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