Today, I went for my first run since the marathon.
It. Was. Glorious!
I felt so free and happy. I didn't have any pain in my foot, the cold air gave me a little extra energy, and I hadn't realized how much I missed running on the golf course! The whole run was like being reunited with my best friend!
After my run, Sanya Richards-Ross's voice came over Nike+ and congratulated me on a good workout. I kind of laughed; I did not consider this run a workout. Physically it had all the makings of a workout, but mentally and emotionally it was such a treat.
|I put my shoes on and realized my D-chip was still there! That gave me a little extra pep in my step!|
It made me pause and kind of think about how I look at running. I've always said that I don't like working out, and I still mean that. I just don't enjoy "working out" in general. It's why I've never been a consistent gym-goer; it's why I often skip cross-training days even though I know they're good for me.
But oooh, how I love running!
I guess it still counts as a workout (physically, at least), but I just don't put it in that category!
In other news, I got a coupon code for my professional race pictures and ordered them. Here I am crossing the finish line!
|This picture absolutely fills me with joy.|
I'm going to order prints and make a scrapbook. I can't wait to get started on it!
Do you put workouts you love in the same "working out" category as other workouts?
Does that question even make sense?