Thank god for long runs!
I had my long run this morning and it was truly a blessing. After my first week back to hard training I was feeling a little melancholy, as is typical. I needed to have a controlled, mostly pain free long run to boost my spirits heading into next week. My run this morning was awesome. Although I am in considerable pain from my bike crash yesterday it did not affect me on the run (only when I abducted my right shoulder). I went nice and slow on the out and then relaxed and let my legs carry me home. With the sun to my face and the wind to my back it was glorious! I did a couple of pick-ups on the way home and my legs felt surprisingly fresh. One pick up in particular was when someone who I passed came up on my shoulder and started racing me. Tres annoying. Luckily I was easily able to take my pace up a gear or two to get back to my much loved long run solitude.
As an aside I posted a new link. ADELE! I absolutely love this song. Written by Bob Dylan it captures potential, longing, waiting. This tune caught me off guard this morning. It captures how I have been feeling recently. There is some banter online regarding who has the better version. I will not pass judgement as I am not a music critic and this is not a music blog. Bob Dylan is a genius. Adele's voice has a rich, deep quality which brings this tune to life. I love them both!