Slow & Easy

Today’s Workout:  20 minutes weights, 8 treadmill miles, 1-2% incline, 64 minutes.

PM:  2 mile easy, 8:09 pace, perfect weather.***

As I slowly ease into the work week I am full of joy, satisfaction, and memories as I reflect on my “slow &easy” weekend.  No races, no planned training runs, and no obligations.  Usually I thrive on staying busy but having a weekend to myself without a schedule was refreshing and just what I needed.

Saturday I took my running on a “slow and easy” therapy run.  It was 39 degrees and raining and I set out without an ipod and without a plan.  I didn’t care how far I went, or how fast or how slow I was.  I just wanted to run for me and the pure thrill of adventure.  It was exhilarating and I was so happy and thankful to just be running.  My legs felt surprisingly light, the mild rain was perfect, and the cool breeze felt refreshing.  I ran a familiar route but I noticed new things.  It was thrilling, fun, and one of those runs that reminds me why I run.

The rest of the day was “slow and easy” and spent with family.  We caught up while eating lunch.  We reminisced, we laughed, and we smiled.  We set out to my parents new house to “get things done” but instead we just enjoyed our time together without projects, deadlines, or interruptions.  It was perfect!

Sunday was no different.  I slowly rolled out of bed without an alarm and met Julia at the track.  The pups reunited and me and Julia walked, and walked, and walked.  Time flew by and I didn’t care because I was in no hurry.  It felt so good to just walk, talk, and not feel guilty about taking it “slow and easy.” (P.S. check out this website where me and Julia are featured as part of a promo for the Halloween half marathon.  We are famous!)

So there you have it.  Nothing exciting happened all weekend but it was memorable because I took the time to slow down and take it easy.  Cheesy I know but something I desperately needed.

How often do you slow down and take it easy?

Any big news I missed out on?

My parents have no cable or Internet at they’re new house and I was there most of the weekend so catch me up.