After running a nice 5K this weekend...
...the one thing that truly surprised me was the feeling I had AFTER the run OR should I say the "not feeling anything" feeling after the run was over. I was a little winded and extremely tired because I could not sleep the night before, but there were not aches or pains! HALLELUJAH! Usually my feet, back and/or hips are on FIRE and it takes 2 or 3 days to recover but not this time!
That night, I slept well, got up the next day ready to do SOMETHING active! I missed the window of opportunity to get on my road bike but I did get in a good 3 mile walk with my MOMZ instead. I wanted to do more but I had to stay focused on my training schedule and RECOVER properly even though I felt NOTHING.
If you read my blog from time to time, I sometimes whine about being over 40 but my running partner put things in SERIOUS perspective this weekend. He has had a rough couple of months with work and health yet, he is still smiling. Someone had asked him, why he wasn't losing his mind over all that he had been through in the past few week? He was telling me that when he checked himself into the hospital a few weeks ago, another guy who checked in around the same time did not able to check out...because he had..."checked out". Yeah, so what we whine about is n o t h i n g and it beats the alternative.
Look, I don't feel 40+ AND people tell me I don't look 40+ SO I am going to roll with NOT BEING 40+ and enjoy life, right where I am. This weekend I ran a 6:48 min/mile pace and what I do know...not very many women my age can say that! Soooo, I will keep reminding myself of all the good things I can accomplish and not dwell on the bad.