In the Zone

Last night after school I decided to go for a run.
More of a mental fix than a physical need.
I had to release some energy consuming the brain.
I was so tired, I even told Doug that I was going out for a mile...maybe two if I could make it that far.
But before I even hit one mile, I knew I was going to cover our 3 mile loop.
Something grabbed a hold of me...or rather, let loose.
I ended up in the zone.
It was 100% different than any of my 'regular 3 mile loop' runs.
I've never ended up in the zone on a 3 mile run before.
There has been so much on my mind lately that it was such a calming experience to have my mind at peace.
Not thinking of this or that or what if.
What a great feeling I had during. It even carried over into the rest of the evening and into today.
It's what I've needed for a long time.


  1. oh those are the best runs! I'm so glad you are able to get back out there... I'm still having some pretty intense pain so I guess we'll see what happens. But you've shown me that being patient can get you back, so I'll trust that!

  2. EXCELLENT! I love the zone. Wish I could find it every time I run cause it just "floats"! :D

  3. Isn't it great to have a workout where things just click?

  4. I swear that happens when you are just dreading it - and you make yourself a promise. . . just one mile. Then you rock it! Good job!!

  5. yayyyy! zone runs are the BEST!

  6. Yes those in the zone runs are priceless and even better when you least expect it.
    Thanks for your kind words :o)

  7. Wow- I am excited to see it moving along! Thanks Kim!

  8. i'm glad you had a good run and were able to release some steam. hope you were able to get in more good runs over the weekend!