I woke up this morning, early, in order to get my 10K in around the block
I immediately didn't want to.
Right away, I thought about Angela. She would have been thrilled to have your body and the ability to go run a 10K around the block. That was all the incentive that I needed.
I headed out, in the pouring rain, in yesterday's smelly running garb. About 1/10 of a mile down the road, in the chilly rain, I thought "hey stupid, why don't you put on that rain jacket you've been carrying for six months in your pack."
It poured on me. It was a nice, warm rain. It felt like I was running in the sea, running in water.
I thought about Angela alot, and cried a little. I'm glad she is done with her pain now. I can see running some eight minute miles down the trail, giggling, and smiling her big old smile.
I wore a brand new pair of shoes, La Sportiva Raptors. They felt good. No complaints. I also jumped right into the first water puddle I saw, in order to run with wet feet. I will wear them at Laurel Highlands next week, to see how they are on more rocky terrain than my dirt road about the block.