Posted on July 7, 2013
A new appreciation for running
Good Sunday morning friends! I hope you’re relaxing with a warm cup of coffee in hand. Cheers to that if you do. *clinking of coffee mugs*
My thoughts while running usually go a little like this: how many miles should I do today…it’s warm out…ahhh I love the shade at Google…mmm iced coffee sounds so good right now…go insane, go insane, throw some glitter, make it rain on ’em…yesss a water fountain…dear Google bus please don’t hit me…
This one was quite different. I thought about the feeling of freedom overcoming an injury gave me. I can run as long and hard as I want with zero restrictions. That feeling of being able to do something so simple is incredibly freeing. And the fact that I’m not training for anything in particular is the sugar to my espresso.
Don’t get me wrong, I love having a race to train for. The accountability and consistency that comes with it, but I am digging the freedom of doing whatever I’m feeling at the moment.
Those injury punks gave me a new appreciation for running and I am so thankful for that.
To the surprise of no one I ran around the Google campus.
I’m going to really miss running here, so I’m making it a point to enjoy it as much as possible. I’ve been running on different streets and on the opposite sides I’d normally go down. It’s crazy to see stuff I never noticed before.
I did 5 easy, deep thought, grateful, thankful miles.
My afternoon was spent eating In N Out and stripping.
Yep, stripping paint from a ledge in the kitchen that is. I’ll post more pics after I’m done. Cross your fingers I don’t find a way to screw it up.
What do you think about while running?
What makes you appreciate running?