Three weeks into my new job and I’m already loving the fact that my new office is so close to the National Mall (and that there is a shower and gym on site)! Last Friday and this Thursday morning I ran 9.5 and 11.5 miles respectively. What a great joy it is to squeeze in a long run BEFORE the work day has even begun! I also did a mid-day jog down to the Capitol and back over my Wednesday lunch break. Luckily my running buddy Robert is willing to partake in the morning craziness and I’m hoping to make friends with some work colleagues to join me for lunch runs.
I had not done a longer run in a few months so it felt really good yesterday to prove that I still have it in me. There’s such a sense of peace that comes over me when doing these runs. My worries melt away and I feel utterly refreshed like a new beginning has come into my life.
The feeling in my lungs, legs and heart are so good after these types of runs. It’s something I cannot explain to my non-runner friends but wish I could give to them as a gift. I’m really excited to keep up this new trend!