On Monday morning, I had my first deviation from my training plan. I was supposed to lift upper body but instead I ran 5 miles.
When I woke up 5 minutes before my alarm went off, I was feeling blue. It's a hard feeling to describe. It's like when you're homesick, but you are at home already. That's the best way I can describe the blue feeling I had. Yes, the dark, cold winter has been getting to me. And I'm sure it didn't help any that it was a Monday morning!
Sometimes when I am blue, I like to stay inside and lift. But that day, I was really feeling a run. Oh well, I'll get my lifting in on Tuesday or Wednesday. Sometimes you just need some mental miles!
The sun was up when my run began at 6:10. How weird! The birds were chirping too! I better enjoy these couple sunny early morning runs, because after DST next weekend, it will be pitch black in the morning again!
My legs were tired but the run was thoroughly enjoyable. It was cold, but not too cold. I stuck close to my house because for some reason I like to do that when I feel a little bit sad. I cooled down with a walk and my regular stretching.
And with that, I was ready to face Monday.