Monday, July 24, 2006

Running Improvements

The best thing about being a beginning runner is that I see improvement just about every time I run. And today I had a breakthrough. I ran for 30 minutes. Much longer than I'd ever run before. I hardly felt any pain or discomfort and, most importantly and much to my surprise, I was able to think about other things while I was running. This is huge. Typically, I check the time to see how long and how far I've run. This is accompanied by anguish at seeing that it's been only 15 seconds since I last checked. Not this time. Today I was able to let my mind wander, have little conversations in my head, even relax a little.