Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Running from my problems...

So this is my new solution - I HAVE to run to maintain my sanity! I know this sounds funny - but for me its not. When I'm running and struggling to keep my pace, something primal takes over and I lose myself in the sport. My brain shuts off, I relax and I just push through it.

I just forced myself to go running on a break at work - I put on my shuffle MP3 player (which oddly picked the Goo Goo Dolls to play today - not the best running music, but it worked). I set my pace initially faster than I normally would have (6.5 MPH to start) and just went for it. It felt SO good to just GO!! I'm in jeans, a t-shirt and my old saucony sneakers, but I managed to keep up that pace AND set a new PR for myself! I had to go back to my December Marathon stats just to make sure, but YUP - a new PR for me today! I ran a mile in 9:06! My body was pushing faster than it ever has - and damn it felt good!

I can't express the brief amount of joy I get when my brain shuts up - even for 10 mins. Its very zen-like. I'm more relaxed right now than I have been since last Wednesday (tattoo day). I guess this means I just need to make time to run a little bit every day. Maybe I'll start another Marathon goal like the one I did in December and see how it goes!

Here's my fitness stats today (not including Zumba class later)
Running on Treadmill - speed 6.5 MPH - 7.5 MPH
Mile Time: 9:06
Total Workout Time (w/ cool down): 16 mins
Total Calories Burned: 160

Running from my problems fixes things....who would have guessed....

1 comment:

  1. Yay for a great run!! It's awesome getting the stress out and a new PR (in jeans yet!!)!!!