Finally feeling confident
8 miles / 68min
Today Sirius and I ventured out for an 8 miler. I was a little apprehensive about this run since I haven’t done any real distance outside in a while. However, the day was beautiful – sunny and around 30 degrees. It truly was one of the best runs I have had in a while. It felt effortless at times and Sirius was in heaven with the wind blowing. I think he thinks he is running much faster than he is when the wind blows in his face.
Today’s run was definitely what I needed to shake the funk out of me and to feel a little bit more confident in my running abilities. I was feeling like since I wasn’t using my running muscles that I was going to be losing them! I am happy to say that I am still a runner and my running muscles felt great!
The loop we did today is one of my favorite ones. It goes along the bike path, past the hospital into downtown Burlington and then along the lake. No one was really out, the sun was shining, slight breeze, crisp but not cold and just Sirius and I. Totally had some great thinking and thought a lot about one of my friends, Chris. He was completely my inspiration today.
Chris and I did the KBCM 1/2 a few years ago and we are both doing the full for the first time this year. I feel like he and I connect on so many different facets of our lives. Months can go by without talking and years can go by without hanging out but we always reconnect and have the most inspiring conversations ever. Yesterday, Chris did an amazing run, so I thought a lot about him during my run today. Thinking about what a great person and a great runner he is totally helped my run feel so effortless -as if he was running along side of me.
I feel so lucky to have amazing people in my life that inspire me, challenge me, and push me to overcome my own self doubts. This past month has been really difficult for me. My friends have really stepped up their game and have shown me how great some people truly are. Alan has truly been a God send. He is the most supportive and amazing partner. I am so lucky to be married to my best friend. I have realized recently that not everyone is married to their best friend. I thought it was a given that everyone got to marry their best friend. Not true at all. I always knew that I was lucky to have Alan in my life and lately I have realized more and more how lucky I really am! I am trying to show him just how much he means and not take for granted what I have!