Sunday, August 16, 2009

Nostalgia

Had a great Sunday. My best friend and I decided today to utilize my community beach, so we did just that. Packed a cooler, took a book, beach towels, and just hung out at the beach all day. It was wonderful to say the least. It took me back to Myrtle Beach again. We also got some good swimming in too, all in all a great day. I'm grateful to have such a wonderful beach literally around the corner in our community.

After the beach I spontaneously decided that I was going to run at my old High School track. It's been 11 years since I ran on that track. Hard to believe but true. It was strange, but at the same time felt great. It reminded me of being in high school again. Around this time of year is when fall sports tryouts are going on, and the memories just came running back to me. The days of where I played Volleyball, Tennis, and Ran Track. Wow, I can't believe it's been 11 years already. Unreal. The greatest part of it all was that I was determined to run this mile without stopping at all! I didn't even want to stop for a few seconds if possible. I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!! It's 4 laps around the track for a mile. On the 3rd lap I could feel myself wanting to stop just for a nano-second, but no way my mind took over and talked me out of it. I kept telling myself to keep pushing it and how proud of myself I'd be. Granted I'd be proud either way whether I'd stopped or not, but I know I could do it so I was just happy that I did.

So that was my Sunday. I pushed myself to a good limit today and I feel great about it. Tomorrow is break from running day, then Tuesday it's a mile again...or maybe more.

2 comments:

Katey said...

Congrats on the running accomplishment....that's awesome!! Glad you had a good day...i'm jealous of that beach right around the corner from you :)

Ronnie "Sickboy" Sharpe said...

YAY!!!!!!! Man, I've been trying for 4 months now to run a mile and have yet to do it. You sure do put me to shame :)

Ronnie