The Season Begins

Yesterday was a beautiful day. It felt like the perfect day to go for a run. So I laced up my new shoes, the ones I bought on sale weeks and weeks ago. The same shoes that have been sitting patiently in the front closet, waiting for this day – the start of my running season.

The winter break was longer than usual this year. I’ve missed running so much. I just can’t seem to run in the winter. It feels like my lungs are going to freeze. And after a cold weather run, I find myself coughing for the rest of the day. Not fun! I also don’t like running on treadmills so I have an off-season every year.

The first run of the year is usually tough. After an extended break, it is often hard to get back into the routine. Knowing this, I made sure to do a lot of stretching and to not push myself too hard. I ran at a comfortable pace and a bit shorter a distance than what I normally like to do. But it wasn’t hard this year.

It was a great run. I ran a short loop and it took me about sixteen and a half minutes. It felt so amazing. I probably only ran about three kilometers today but it was a good start. I’ll will work up to running 5 kilometers and increasing my pace and time over the next few weeks. After that, I will run a few 10 km routes. I much prefer to run these middle distances. This summer I also plan to go in a few races. I should be back up to speed by then.

It feels great. Running season has now begun!

3 responses to “The Season Begins”

  1. You sound so excited Chase. I’m glad you are back to doing something you obviously love so much. You’ve got to love that nice clean air. S