Wow! It feels quite rebellious to take a 2 hour nap AND run 7 miles AND spend extra time writing all in one day. Not quite sure how I managed to do all of that ! Rebellious? Doesn’t exactly sound like the word most people would use. However, I’m not used to taking that much time to focus on what I want to do. My wife and I lead a nonprofit educational organization, which is pretty much like running a family business. My sister lives with us, who is disabled and needs some help with daily living tasks. And two of our children are home from college. So, it did feel rather delightfully rebellious and irresponsible!
The 7 miles is the longest run I’ve gone on in about a month or more. Lately, with the holiday weight gain, it’s been a struggle just to get out and shuffle 4 miles or so. But today, the miles just clicked off! It was a beautiful day, temps in the mid 60’s, with a northeast breeze about 10-15 mph. Started out south on the beach and headed back into the wind — but on the road. Felt great physically and made me remember why I continue to persevere in this activity.