Sunday, April 1, 2012

Runner's High

Just finished another 5k! I got cramps about 1.5 miles in, which killed. My last mile I know I killed! I didn't look at my watch really at all so I have no idea my individual times per mile. All I know is that my pain melted away, I had a come to Jesus moment, and right when I was finishing up the run the sun came out! I thought I had felt true runners high before, but today's euphoria was INTENSE! Love it!

Thank you feet, and legs!

My view stretching after my cool down:

During one of my hardest parts of the run, I focused on the snare drum in the background of this song and it really helped me keep pace and get my mind off of the side pain I was experiencing.

Plus this is one of my favorite songs which helped me with the therapy part of running, I really have always digged this song, but the lyrics just jumped at me today! I really am ALIVE! Plus running is when I am feeling most spiritual so this was a great feeling this morning! Like church in my head!!

Any songs help you with staying focused?


Marcia said...

I have to say, I am so jealous of your runs! I have never had that euphoric feeling. I loathe running, pretty much every second of it. Which is weird, because right now, I'm really missing it. Hopefully once I'm fully healed and back at it, I'll start running outside and learn to love it. :)

Czesia said...

I hate it when I'm doing it (most of the time) and then when it's ove it's like the hallelujah chorus! I hope you can get back to running soon!

LynnieG said...

Glad to hear you're enjoying your running and having some a-ha moments! Love the pictures - of course :) Looks like the South Shore area. I forgot to tell you-I love your playlist on the blog. I'm pretty much using it for all of my listening - Thanks!

Kelly Janowski said...

Great job! I don't necessarily use music to stay focused. I usually focus on a phrase or word, like "fighter," "win," "push it," etc. to keep me going. Or, I play mind games, like counting my steps 1 to 5 over and over, counting the number of red cars I see or promising myself that I'll run to the next lamp post, street sign or whatever.

Czesia said...

Lynnie- It's Bay View, you are totally correct! South Shore Marina is directly to the right of me in these pictures!
Kelly- I like the way you stay focused. I usually say things to myself while I'm running 1 flight of stairs- signifying how long it would take me to get winded when I was at my heaviest. Or sometimes I just say you run because you CAN! It's my biggest motivation. I see so many people who wish they could run, or haven't had the motivation, like myself a few years ago! I sometimes will say "okay see if you can make it to that tree" and when I get there it's like a I accomplished a mini goal :)

Mollie said...

I wish I had the endurence to run. I just...can't. I don't think it's just laziness..I think it's a mindset too. haha...ok, maybe it is being lazy, but I hatte running.

Czesia said...

I think you will be surprised how different your mindset will change if you keep at it! I feel so much, SOOOO MUCH, different about running then I used to.