A blissful 5 mile run around the neighborhood, the parkway, to the park and back, staying on gentle grass and trails most of the way. 5 miles were the perfect amount on this 2nd day back running, not wanting to blow up the mileage prematurely. The weather, comfortably in the upper 60’s with a breeze, was encouraging me on.
Last week, recovering from the marathon, was great, happy with my fitness and how the race went mostly, and happy about the upcoming year. But picking back up with running in just the past 2 days have reminded me how much I love running, just those few miles have pushed the joy level through the roof, and the everything seems brighter.