This summer we joined the YMCA as a family and they have a running club that meets officially twice a week, by unofficially every evening. Randomly, I met up with them and went running last night. We ran the typical Tuesday-Thursday easy run. It was about 5 miles, which we do at about a 9 minute mile pace. This is a little faster than I usually run. Running with five other people is running with five more people than I typically run with. This means we talked along the way. I ran that whole way without my iPod. Unheard of. It was good to run with other people. Had I planned on running, I would have brought another shirt, cuz this one is soaked.
Either way, this reminded me of how much I really enjoy running. It is one of my favorite things to do. Challenging myself, pushing myself, breaking myself.
Right now I hurt.
And it feels good.