A good run. :-)
Lunch today, I wanted to run. I stepped outside in the cool temps, started out up the hill and leg pain set in rather quickly. The entire first half, I was wondering when it was going to go away. Got to the turn around point and honestly didn't think my leg would allow me to run back. I focused on posture: running tall, chest out, arms low and swinging very little, foot strike small and before I knew it, I was back at the house. It took my mind and thoughts off the pain in my leg. So, although you see above that I consider it a good run, it didn't come without the same nagging pain I get in the leg, but it felt great to be out there. I also didn't set any PR records for my 3 miles. I've learned I have a way to go to get back to where I was, and that's okay.
I remembered why I like running. Simply - because I can.
On a very sad note, my Uncle's Mother, Betty passed away last night after battling many problems lately and has been in the hospital for several weeks. He was very close to his Mother and lost his Father just a year ago. I'm very saddened to see my family go through the grieving: my Uncle, my Aunt and cousins. They all mean so much to me. I've known Mrs. Betty my entire life, and the first thought that comes to mind when hearing her name, is seeing her smile. She had such a friendly/loving smile and was such a beautiful lady. God Bless her! She's home now with her Husband.
On my run today at lunch, I thought about her. I thought about my family and how I need to show them more how much they mean to me. I'm not one to show my feelings that often. My cousin's wife, Rox is in blog world. So, Rob and Rox, I miss you guys very much and know that I am thinking about all of you through this.
A good run. :-)