With no exciting food or imaginary places, today was quite an ordinary day. Probably the only noteworthy thing is that the temperature was at 37 degrees when I woke up. It’s rare to get that close to freezing and even rarer still during March.
I didn’t exercise today partly because I had a busy day with work and errands and partly because I want to slowly build up my running again. At the time, I was running a lot. I loved being a part of my running group because I built up my speed and endurance alongside other people in the group. After a long time of not running, going back to the group made it all the more demoralizing when the people you know were off to run long distances at a far faster pace. All I was left with were a bunch of beginners I didn’t know. Going on my walks these past few weeks and pushing myself to reintroduce running on my own has felt liberating. I am focusing on the data on spreadsheets and charts like the nerd I like to be. When I refer to data, I mean the whole suite of time, pace, heart rate, weight, oxygen intake, etc. I love numbers because they tell a story, and every time I workout and make food choices, I am writing my story. I’ll share more of these numbers as I collect more data.
The other thing I enjoyed about yesterday’s run is that it all tied back to the beginning when I was that weird guy that loved listening to classical music and operas on his runs.