by Jay Hiller, November 23, 2022
There was something about feeling better after feeling so bad for two weeks that just made me want to move. I haven’t been a consistent runner for about 7 years now. I had been marathoning and I kept injuring my lower legs. When I took time off, I got interested in other forms of exercise. That was to my benefit because running had been a main source of exercise for a long time. It was good to explore other things. Today I put on my shoes and ran a couple miles with periodic walking breaks.
Shortly before I got sick, there was a runaway dog on my street being pursued by a preschooler and the preschooler’s neighbor. I joined in. It felt so good to run. “Catch him!” the preschooler said. I really tried. (The dog didn’t get caught until the preschooler’s dad showed up.) Anyway, I’m going to start running again a few times a week on the days I don’t lift weights. It’s a great outdoor activity. I like being out early in the morning before everybody gets up. And it feels good.