Lately I have been doing some "happy running". Last week I did a 5K TT in 20:09. It was very controlled, not all out, with a very slow first mile bc I had not done any 5K specific training in many many months. Then I went to the track twice. Today I ran another 5K TT, on the track in 18:28:59, 5:56 pace. It was hard. I vomited at the end (not as much as I did on Monday during the 3x1mile @ 5:45). I was happy. I wanted to break 19 in the 5K for so long. Although this is not an official time, and the track is much faster than the road, today I did not care. Today I felt strong. And many hours later my legs feel strong and happy, niggle free. The rest of me is exhausted, as I usually am at the end of a full day.
More happy will follow tomorrow. My good friend, one of the special ones who "gets me" is coming to Boston for a few days. Then Saturday another friend, quite an opposite to myself in some sense, but one very, very close to my heart is coming over again. It's been too long since I've seen them both and I can't wait. Then Monday I get to watch the Boston marathon. I am happy I am not running it this year. I am nervous for a couple of truly inspirational runner that are close to my heart, and can't wait to see them run strong on Monday.
Here is to my favorite Boston Marathon 2013 runners; Katie, Tia, Amanda, Robin, Kristina...and everyone else I might have forgotten. The chorus is for you!