I ran 7 miles today. With hills. For the heck of it.
Who am I and what have I done with Corinne?
I had started off the afternoon not really wanting to run, instead wanting to get frozen Cosmos with a friend at a local bar. But I said no, I should run. (I think after this run I’ve earned a few.) Usually my daily routine does not involve running, which stinks because I rarely regret a run.
It was one of the last few nice days of October, so I laced up the old Asics and went into Schenley Park to see the fall colors…they were gorgeous! Apparently the fall leaves are coming in later since it was a cool, wet summer.
I subscribe to a devotional called The Upper Room, and today’s message was this:
Persevering in the faith requires us to be willing to listen to God’s voice calling us to change our routines, to do something we have not done before, and to enter areas we could never have imagined. Such a change of pace takes courage. But “the one who calls you is faithful” and will give us the grace we need to change (1 Thess. 5:24).
So when I went running in the park, I didn’t really know where I was going. MapMyRun helped, but ultimately I knew that wherever I went, I’d have to go back to the car and therefore get double the mileage. And maybe that would make me really tired, but c’est la vie. And you know what? This is the farthest I’ve run since May’s half-marathon. We’ll see how I feel tomorrow;)