Monday, March 8, 2010

Nothing tastes as good as todays run felt!

As I was walking out of the gym to my car I was hit with this overwhelming feeling of shear..... joy/happiness/awesomeness/wellbeing/accomplishment....I can't even describe it but it was an awesome feeling.  I thought of the saying my sister just reminded me of, "Nothing Tastes As Good As Thin Feels"  Since I havne't been "thin" since circa 1997, I honestly can't say I have yet to truly know that quote.  But I digress, let's get to the skinny of today's post (pardon the pun!)  I'm a s - l - o - w runner.  Around week 5 of the C25K I had to come to terms with the fact that I could only jog at a 4.2 to 4.5 if I really wanted to run longer.  So, I've been trotting along most recently at a 4.5 comfortably and even up to a 4.8 consistently.  I have been feeling really good about my most of my runs (except those darn 4 milers!)  To put things in perspective, I'm relatively a taller gal clocking in at 5'8" with long legs.  Once again, slow runner but okay with it....for now.
Well today I decided before my run I was just going to start out at 5.0 and see how long before I hyper-ventilated and had to drop back down to my standard 4.5.  Did I have to?  NOOOO!  I felt great at 5.0!  Not winded, not looking like I was going to pass out, just comfortably running.  Today was the day I felt like a runner, a REAL runner.  I know I shouldn't be obsessed about numbers but I can't help it.  At this point in my journey, numbers are a help not a hinderance.  I ran 3 miles at an 11 something pace!  If I could just bottle this feeling pull it out and bask in the glow through out the day....hmmmmm....put's a smile on my face just thinking about it! 
NOTHING could ever taste as good as this momment felt.


  1. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome run Brandi! I think you're feeling the endorphins. Great job!

  2. I adore that and will probably have to use that quote sometime, "nothing could ever taste as good as this moment felt", Loooove it!
    Awesome work Brandi, rock on!

  3. This is awesome! It's the best feeling!

  4. I'm so happy you had that feeling after your run. It's so empowering, isn't it? It gets addicting too. I'm a full-blown addict now :)