Sing Me A Song

Yesterday I skipped the four-mile run repeat of Sunday.  I needed my morning sleep and by the time I got home from a softball game in the evening I was too tired to push myself.  My stomach also felt a little funny in the middle of the night so I’m wondering if I’m getting the appropriate nutrition right now. When the alarm went off this morning I knew there was no skipping!  

The training plan called for a six-mile hills run and while I hit a few I did not focus on finding the hilliest place to run.   Even though I did not think I was up for pushing myself, once I started moving I felt better and the low humidity certainly helped the cause! 

I went headphones-free today and it was quite relaxing hearing nature waking up.  The bugs, probably the crickets, were a low hum over the plodding of my shoes.  The birds were chirping a song for me as I advanced from one mile to the next.  I saw some fellow runners and bikers along the trail and I imagined that they too must be preparing for an upcoming race.  Or they simply were taking on the day early before the humidity crept back in. 

For a change, this morning felt like a late summer day.  Something about the clean smell in the air (probably due to the rain last night) reminded me of home when I used to do runs along the country roads to prepare for the upcoming soccer season.  I love how a smell can take you to a certain place or time and that’s what it felt like today. 

 Here are today’s stats: 6 miles, 56 minutes (9:19 pace), 821 calories

Up next: 4 mile run

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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