Double Digit Runs

Double digit runs rock!

First, I am still hurting from Thursday's Boot Camp workout.  I still have to use my arms to lower myself onto a chair (including the toilet).  I didn't even do my track workout yesterday, because I was sure I would get injured if I tried to run on my dead legs.

It was another cold morning in the South so I layered up and drove to meet my running group for our nine mile run.  I got there early and decided to run a few miles to warm up.  At the one mile mark my legs hurt so bad I thought I was going to puke (seriously)!  I don't remember ever feeling like that during a run.  I was a little worried about the rest of the miles ahead of me.

I came back to the start and met up with the group.  We went out slow for the first mile and then picked it up for the next eight.  The route was through the Old Village, over the Ben Sawyer Bridge to Sullivan's Island and back on Coleman.  It was a beautiful morning in the Lowcountry.

Andrew (my friend from the Marine Corps Marathon training) was running with me today.  It was great to get to run with him again, he has been out of action for a while due to shoulder surgery.  Anyway, the run was really nice.  The sun was out for most of the run and it really felt good running.  We got back to the start and I decided to run one extra mile to end with twelve.

Somedays it just feels so good to run you don't want to stop.  I know I was complaining earlier about the pain in my legs, but when you get past your physical state and concentrate on how you truly feel while you are running it can be euphoric.

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