Luckily, yesterday seemed to offer me hope that things are going to get better. Aside from the weather improving, and the realization that my fall allergies begun, which require some medication, I had three big things come together.
- Brooks Ghost 5's
- I Was Totally Destroying It
- Angry Angel Beer
Also, One of my friends posted a song from a band I Was Totally Destroying It that I had seen a few years back and really liked but hadn't bought any of their Cd's. So last week, I bought I bought Preludes their 2011 offering, and wow! It was just what I needed. I love the whole CD. It is awesome when you find a local band that you really like and can easily identify with. I listened to this CD three times over the course of my 10 miler. Both the music and the lyrics were appealing and help push me along as I ran.
Confidentially or maybe not, in two of their songs I Was Totally Destroying It: All Get Lucky and With You Now the lyrics refer to someone as an Angry Angel, which is interesting because a local brewery that I like Big Boss Brewing Company makes a beer called Angry Angel and I just happened to have one in my fridge. Every time those songs would played I would begin to think of just how good that beer was going to taste when I got home. It was great fuel for an awesome run.
. . . And awesome it was. I tackled 10 miles for the first time in nearly a month, and more importantly, I finished this run stronger than I started it. I can't recall the last time that I felt stronger over the last five miles that I did over the first. I just hope that this run is a sign of things to come and not just a momentary blip.