As a daily runner, I don’t often get to celebrate victories or cherish running moments because they’re happening every day. So when I do happen to find a victorious moment, I can’t help but share. Sharing is caring, friends.
Today I went out on one of my usual runs that orbits around South Coast Plaza. It’s a really nice jaunt early in the morning when there aren’t too many commuters out yet, the So Cal air is still pretending to be unsmoggy, and all the streetlights are in my favor.
Running around something is almost as fun as running to somewhere; having a definite point or plan for a run keeps me motivated and lets my imagination soar. Today I was pretending to be one of the planets, busily circling the sun and enjoying my place in the universe. I imagined the other runners I passed as being other planets with whom I was creating eclipses with, and the cars were simply meteors I was attempting to not collide with.
My victorious moment came after my run, when I was safely back in my apartment and right before I laid down to do crunches on the living room floor. I checked the clock and saw I had finished the route six minutes faster than I normally do! I’m not sure if it was the dark matter laden imagination or the fact that at soccer last night, our newest team member Bethany was a spunky and fierce sprinter who inspired me to want to be the sort of player that people think, “Holy Macaroni!” when I get on the field.
Either way, I’m celebrating tonight by doing sprints at the gym.