Sunday was my first "long" run since my marathon. I was scheduled to run 7miles and I was itching to get out and run! The weather was beautiful and I was looking forward to being outside. I know soon enough that I'll be doing the majority of my runs inside on the treadmill, so it was nice to have a 65 degree day!
I know fully recovering from a marathon takes time, but my legs have just felt a little off on my runs lately. This run was no different. But, after about 3 miles, my legs actually started to feel "normal" again! It was a great feeling and I decided to ignore my Garmin and just run. It was awesome.
When I got about a 1/2mile from my house, "Sweet Child of Mine" from Guns-N-Roses (yes, I have that song on my training playlist!) came on. It instantly reminded me of my cousin Denis who passed away years ago. He lived with us for awhile when I was in high school and he was obsessed with GNR. Something about the song coming on, the beautiful weather, and feeling good on the run, made me point to the sky and say, "This one's for you Denis." I sprinted all of the way home, and the song ended exactly when I reached our driveway. I got a little teary eyed when I finished, but it also brought a smile to my face remembering him at a happy time in his life, rocking out to GNR. :)
Halloween was great this year! My husband took the boys out trick-or-treating while I stayed home to pass out candy. Here is a picture I took before they headed out:
The Switch Witch