I really thought Monday night's run was going to be cruddy. I felt slightly nauseous and dizzy on the train on my way home and I was so exhausted that I could have fallen face down on to my bed and been asleep within seconds.
However, I know that running tends to make me feel better, not worse, so I sucked it up and went anyway.
My training plan had me doing 5.5 miles at a 9:00 minute pace but I just haven't been feeling the tempo runs lately. I think right now I'm just happy to get out there and get in the mileage on Mondays.
So, while I did end up running a decent pace for 4 miles I focused more on enjoying the conversation I was having with my running buddy, Jacob.
We talked about books. I recently finished reading Unbroken.
I guess Runner's World had an article on this book with some excerpts. One of the club members lent me the book and I have to say I really enjoyed it. It's heart wrenching in parts and it's certainly not all about running but I highly recommend it.
Jacob told me he's currently reading What is the What.
I admit I tried to read What is the What but just couldn't stay with it. I feel like I should try again, though, because it's a part of the world about which I am woefully ignorant.
But instead I'm now reading Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife.
Talking about books made the 5.5 miles go by quickly and, just like I suspected, I felt much better once I was actually out there running.
What about you? What are you currently reading? Is there a particular topic that makes the time fly by when you're talking about it?
Monday OPRC Run by snmnstrz21 at Garmin Connect - Details