Miss Zippy asked recently about everyone’s best run. Frankly, after my five half marathons adventure, I wasn’t sure when I was going to have a mediocre run again, much less a best run. Thankfully, it seems my body has recovered (just in time to run another half marathon this coming Sunday.)
I’ll admit, my last half marathon in New Mexico was perhaps the best run I’ve had in a long time. It was far from my fastest, but I felt strong and happy for most of the run. It was the first time in a long time I got to experience a runner’s high.
And then I started my recovery runs. OMG. They were just awful. Slow, painful, legs of lead. Like every runner I know, I began to question if I’d ever get back to normal.
Finally, yesterday, I did.
Perhaps it’s because I was dressed similar to this:
Spring has finally arrived!
Or maybe it’s that I ran my first “long” run since the races and it felt good and was a bit faster, even though I was running easy.
Or maybe it was because I was running in my familiar area on a beautiful day.
Whatever the reason, it was definitely a #bestrun.
And on the food front, I allowed myself some “no added sugar” jam on my PB&J today and a bit of maple syrup on my sweet potato and toasted walnuts that I had for dessert yesterday. I have to say, life is more enjoyable with a little bit of sugar. ;o)