Garth will agree that I am happier now that I running again. It is amazing how much better I can handle stress when I am out there pounding the pavement. I am 90% sure I going to sign up for Boston in April. I was taking the past couple of months to see how my heel would hold up. I am back to being sore in my usual spots: hamstring, poplitius muscle (behind knee), and plantar fascia muscle (my heel area)...But all that means is that I am putting in the mileage (probably shouldn't)...what can I say...I am a running addict.
I got up at 6 am this morning and couldn't wait to meet up with a bunch of my running buddies from Lifetime Fitness. I ran 15 miles and it actually was fun (minus the above stated pains I have now).
I will let you in on a little secret. Many of you know I talk a lot. The great thing about running for long periods of time is the fact you have plenty of time to talk and talk and talk. When someone has some long drawn out story, you have all of the time in the world to listen. We set goals, we push one another, and the most enjoyable...talk about food. And when are you aren't feeling that great, a long story really helps you pass the time. You aren't thinking about where you need to be or what else you should be doing...you can really listen. And I have found in listening, the ease of building amazing relationships with my running friends.
Now go and Run...