Thursday, August 20, 2009

Runner's High....


I definitely believe in them...Runner's Highs that is...

Just got back from a run, not just any run tonight, nope, tonight was one of those, I'm going so hard I feel like I am going to throw up runs....man, I don't have those that often any more....back in college, I had that feeling almost every day at basketball practice, but these days, although I can still be a bit competitive when I hit the road, for the most part, I run to relax and don't worry so much about my pace anymore.

I recently started running with a really great local running group and there are a couple of fast ones in the group. I don't know what got into me today, but somewhere along my drive to meet up with the group, I decided I wanted to push it tonight. So I told one of the fast guys this and asked if he would pace me and WHEW did he pace me! I'm still a little shaky from the run, but I survived, even kept up my end of the conversation in between gasps for air and call me crazy, a glutton for punishment even, but as I sit here - a bit exhausted from my run -- I have to say that the way my body feels post hard run is one of my favorite feelings in the world. And I'm pretty sure that the crazy lovey dovey feelings I'm having towards running right now are a direct result of tonight's runner's high. Yes, I'm crazy, I know :).

4 comments:

Blake Bunch said...

Wow! Go Sarah go! You played basketball in college?! SO awesome! I played in High School but it was just a silly little team but I loved it! Huge bball fan!

As for the running...you are a rockstar! I really wish I could do it. I think I have told you before but in my dreams I love to run. I will leave at night and run all over town. It's really weird. But in real life I stink at it!

I love how competitive you are in your running group! So cute! I think you are ready to start entering some races! :)

Blake Bunch said...

Hi! Me again :)! Just wanted to say noooo your so sweet! I just read your comment to me over here on your blog and DITTO! BTW the kids are totally settling in and we are getting the hang of the school year again! We just got back from this adorable back to school picnic at Kennedy's school. Hope you have a great weekend!!!!!

Hanna's Mommy said...

You go girl! Add runner to your list of "single girl in the city livin' it up" and I'm thinking you've got it going on!

I've always heard that people get addicted to running and all that jazz but I always thought they were a little, shall I say, crazy?! You are lending some serious credibility though! As usual, you articulated yourself so well that I felt right there with ya... like I'd just ran really hard too, and that now I needed to just kick my feet up and relax with a hot cuppa chai! :)

and i think to myself...what a wonderful world said...

Ooooh Lisa and Sadina, I am so happy you are both back from your vacations! Sadina, I can't wait to hear about yours!

And don't worry if we ever get together, there will be no running involved, just lots of chai tea!