This run started with more push ups than my last run with 90, but still not back to 100 yet. I don’t know why; I think it’s because I haven’t been getting enough sleep lately coupled with a lack of carbs. Either way, it’s something I’m working on. I like being in 100+ push up territory more than I like being in the 80-95 range.
The run itself was pretty darned good. I set out to do a little bit faster pace than my last run and also a little bit more than 3 miles, and I succeeded in both. The best part: my second to last quarter mile was the closest I’ve been in a runner’s high in a long time. I felt myself gliding alone, cognizant of foot strikes, but not really feeling them. I felt great! I was floating along for an entire quarter mile, and it was glorious. The last quarter mile wasn’t nearly as effortless, but still pretty decent. At the end, I felt great, and I felt as if I’d accomplished something.
My next run will be Tuesday to give my legs and arms a chance to heal and prepare.