Well, the weekend was nice while it lasted, but now I'm back home and ready to start my workweek. I'm on break from teaching, so it will be a 40 hour week at the bakery which I am kind of pumped about. All the shifts are early (blah) but I only have to go to one job per day which is nice and I live about 10 minutes from the bakery vs. 45 minutes from where I teach. So hopefully the week will be open for unpacking more, errands/catching up on life, and LOTs of running and swimming ;)
Speaking of which, today's run up north was amazing! I ran the first 2 miles with my mom and pop and then they turned back for their 4 miler as I kept going on my loop around the nearby 'twin' lake of the lake we live on. When we started out running it just felt SO GOOD. Just to run. I commented something to my parents about how cool it is just to step out your door and GO. And let your body just do its thing. I love that I've been running my whole life and it is so natural for my body. Like breathing. Sure, all runs don't feel great all the time, but for the most part, running just feels so right. I don't think my parents' understood. My mom was freezing and my dad wasn't talking- not a good sign, lol. Once they turned back my body just WENT. I feel into the 7:30 min/mile pace and kept it fairly naturally for the next 7 miles. I don't know how to describe it other than I just felt springy and 'light on my feet' (which is unusual as I'm not a tiny 5' 90# runner, rather I'm 5'9"). Running just felt good, in my body and in my soul. I'm happy with how well my legs recovered from Friday and looking forward to the training week ahead. Ok, I better stop with all my corny gushing! Overall, satisfying run with the first 2 miles of warmup, then the last 7 averaging 7:32, with the last mile uphill at 7:20. Happy.
Then, unfortunatly it was time to head home. Located my car at the airport where I parked it, and my parents' and I each forked off on respective freeways. It was weird coming home to my new place- still not quite 'home' yet. However, once I jump in my bed it will be all good! Speaking of which, I better be off and setting my alarm for 4:45am. Good times.
Hope everyone starts their weeks off amazingly! :)