Thursday, October 20, 2005

Running again

I've started running again, or maybe I should say jogging.  I jogged six miles on Monday.  It felt really good getting back into it.  That first run always pulls me back into it.  Although some lady commented on how slow I was running while she was on her bicycle.  I just laughed.  Yesterday was another beautiful day. I ran after work five milesgetting a good run in before it started getting dark. The sun sets noticeably earlier these days and dusk was settling in on my way back across the last bridgeQuite beautiful and I was wishing for a camera.  I'm going to do my best to stick with it this time, I really feel good when I do this.  Many of my aches have gotten noticeable smaller.  The goal for now is just get out there every other day.  I'd like to start swimming again also.  Yesterday I ran two bridges.  On the second one I felt myself slow down.  I got to find my pace again.  I was cramping something awful, but was fine after they ceased.   The autumn air is finally arriving, lending enough chill to the air that I don't sweat as terrible as I would have a few weeks ago.  This is my favorite time of year. Life is good, indeed.  I felt happy and satified when I walked back in the house.  Mike grilled chicken and I made some strange pasta, with tomatoes, mozzerella, rasberry vinegrette, onion, and pepper.  It was ok, kind of a mederannea taste.  Diffrent though.  Then it was an hour of "Lost", I've been hooked on this show now from the start.  Mike got a job at Bailey's Gym, so maybe I will get inspired to start working out more.  Sure hope so.  He seems happy with it.  Worked on editing some photo's and finally made it to bed by midnight.  If I can keep up the running, maybe I should start a jogging blog.  You should hear all the things that go through my mind while I run.  As I run uphill on the Acosta Bridge with the river on both sides, the thought "I think I can, I think I can"  come to mind as I make it to the top of the bridge, down the bridge, " I know I can, I know I can".  I love the me time I have while running, I talk to Father, the son, and I sing real loud on the times I wear my little ipod.  

6 comments:

tillysweetchops said...

There's something about running that pulls you back into it time and time again. When I was younger and living in London, I'd be up at 5am and running alongside Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. It was intoxicating especially when the boys from the Household Cavalry trotted by on their horses!

Autumn is a great time of year to start again. You're probably familiar with "The Penguin Chronicles" already, but as John Bingham (I think) said, there is no need to run fast! Good luck and enjoy.

Tilly x
http://journals.aol.co.uk/tillysweetchops/Adventuresofadesperatelyfathouse/

mechants said...

Awesome! I've started working out on that bowflex thingie. I'm trying to make a habit of working out on it. I always feel so much better afterwards.

Sounds like you had quite a nice run.

Ari

joolsinwa said...

good for you!!!
~Julie

barbpinion said...

Good for you, Derek. I used to run. Can't any more because of my arthritis, Miss it. Run for me. Hugs,
Barb- http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK

rivercitygirl1 said...

Good for you Derek!  Keep up the good work.  Now, if I can only get back into, that is if my knee will let me get back into.
Tami

onemoretina said...

    I'm not a runner, but I am a walker.  Been doing it for about 16 years now.  Everytime I get to feeling lazy, I take a look at my 84 year old mother, who never drove a car, and so had to walk everywhere she went.  She is still going strong ... walking to the grocery store, bank, etc.  She is my inspiration. Glad to hear you are enjoying your running again, Derek !  Tina http://journals.aol.com/onemoretina/Ridealongwithme