I was wiped out Wednesday morning and overslept. Not a little either, I had my alarms (three of them set for 4am, but my wife had to wake me at 6am so that I wouldn't be late for work. I took it as a sign that I just need to give myself a day off. Plus, I wanted to see how my achilles would react to a full days rest. I got up on time Thursday morning, but opted not to go to Ply Core because I figured that they would be running stairs for most of the class. I decided to run down to the capitol again and do my 5k route. My achilles were feeling better, not fully healed, but considering all of the running that I have been doing, I really shouldn't complain -- I will -- but I know that I shouldn't. I enjoy running in the morning just before sun up. When I leave my apartment, I can still see the stars in the sky and get to enjoy the sunrise as I am leaving the gym . I never thought that I would be a morning person, but I am now. Thursday morning was a really great morning for a run through the city. The run went off with out a hitch, very little traffic on the street. I got off to a really good start. I attempted to really soak in this run, enjoy it, and not let the moment escape me. I did however make a point to sprint out the last portion 10th of a mile. I wanted to end it on a strong note rather than just ease on home. I wanted to feel those big deep breaths of cool morning at the end of the run. I really like this side of running, which is probably why I don't mind running alone. I never really get bored on runs. Granted, my longest run are around 45 to 50 mins. but still I doubt that it will ever be a problem for me.used to be when I was younger. I used to say that that was why I didn't like running, but I doubt that that was true. I was just lazy! As long as I have my I-pod, I am sure it will never be an issue, but I don't think that it will be one if I ran without it.
After the run I stretched, did some abs, and hit the foam roller, which just sorted me out like you wouldn't understand. I miss going to my classes, but I am enjoying my running more than I care to attempt to explain. I know that I need to get in some cross training or I will regret it later.