Back on the Road

After a long break (mostly centered around the arrival of kid #2), I’ve been able to start running again.  Here’s a few related thoughts:

  • I didn’t forget how to run.  I was a little worried that picking up running again would be like starting from scratch.  I was pleasantly surprised that I could jump back into 4-ish mile runs without much hassle.
  • Running is still hard.  Even though I’m not starting from scratch, running still isn’t all that fun or enjoyable while you’re doing it.
  • Hills still stuck.  I live on a hill, so there’s always climbing on the way out, or on the way back.  I much prefer the former to the latter.
  • The only thing that motivates me to run is running.  Trying to get out for the first couple of runs was way harder than running after those first few runs.
  • Running is still a great stress reliever and mood booster.  I feel a lot more calm and less twitchy on running days.  I also tend to eat less.

Keeping my fingers crossed that things will stay relatively calm at home and I keep pounding out the miles.  Wish me luck!

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