Sunday, September 7, 2008

It's like Crack

(Or, I guess it is.....seeing as how I've never actually done crack, it's just an educated assumption!)

Running, I mean. Running is like my crack.

No, not like Plumbers' Crack......RUNNING CRACK! Are you following me now???

Nothing makes me feel physically and mentally better than a great, morning long (ish) run with friends. This morning Pat and Caroline and I (in our attempts to revive the Tumbleweed Running Club) met at 6am for the start of the long-run season.

We were blessed with better-than-normal weather, which included a mostly overcast sky ~ which in our temps, is a HUGE bonus. We hit 4 miles together on the canal, and then I added an extra mile around Tumbleweed Park to round off my even 5 miles for today. I started feeling pretty good around mile 3, which is typical for me....so I decided to take advantage of the feeling and keep on keepin' on!!! And the first long run of the fall is in the books.

There is NOTHING better than coming home and taking a long shower after a great run. It boosts my mind, my body ~ and I just feel exceptional for the rest of the day! Days like today remind me why I run. It's my CRACK! I'm addicted.....I love it....and I need MORE!

See you next week TRC ~ same time, same place! I have 6 miles on my plan....could it be another 6 at 6???

18 comments:

Pat said...

Caroline and I noticed your crack, but we didn't want to say anything.

I mean your addiction to running.

Running Knitter said...

Isn't it great that the temps are getting cooler and we can actually enjoy morning runs again? :)

Dando said...

Hi,
I ran across your blog link on Runners Lounge. I like your post. I have also said running is like crack but it is not received very well by my church friends. =)

Great blog! Good luck on your runs!

Nat said...

It certainly is addictive. I know I can't get much done elsewhere in my life unless I run. Keeps me honest and sane.

Well done on the 5 miles.

Jeff said...

OMG, Pokey's on CRACK?
Pokey's on CRACK!

Bev said...

It is addicting isn't it. I love that! But how you guys get going so early is a mystery to me. I know you don't have much choice were you live, but that is truly dedication.

teacherwoman said...

I am right there with ya! What would we do without our drug?!

Mendy said...

Great job!!! Wow, what a confidence booster you got. Good for you, and I agree - getting a run in in the morning, then having the day know you accomplished your goal. Awesome!

AKA Alice said...

Haahaaahaaahaaa.. Running, crack, that's too funny.

BTW...my addiction too.

Calyx Meredith said...

I used to not understand people who felt bad when they couldn't run but now it makes TOTAL sense to me! Now I'm one of those who needs a running fix!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

TRC should meet up with EWF. We'd have a ball. I know I love you and judging from Pat's comment, I already love him too! You would love Amy and Art.

Someday....

J~Mom said...

I wasn't going to say ANYTHING about the crack but now that you did....

Nitmos said...

Seek treatment at the nearest marathon immediately.

Laura N said...

AWESOME! I am the same way, about getting over the hump at mile 3. What is up with that? Endorphins, I suppose. I just wish they were automatic at mile 1, LOL. Now adays, if I don't have time for at least 4 miles, it seems like a waste of time to even run because I don't get the AHHH benefit until then. But, usually I just take what I can get and run what I can, when I can.

Melanie said...

i too have the same addiction :) great job on the runs, and recognizing what it's doing for you!!

Erin Leigh said...

This just makes me want to get out there even more!!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I know what you mean!

bill carter said...

This post had me totally cracking up because I am the same way. I love to run and basically do it 20 out of every 21 days on average. I don't run because I have to.. I run because I enjoy the feeling of actually running and that is not to mention the post run shower and there are also those endorphins to consider and .... spoken like a true addict.