My Endorphiny Glow

I ran a 5K with Lucas this morning–well, “I ran a 5K quite a length behind Lucas” would be more accurate–because that’s something we do now. Tammy and Max walked the 5K, and it was fun, though I wish they would not start these things at 8:00 in the morning.

I prepared for this 5K in my typical basically-not-bothering fashion by staying up past my bedtime last night and having a nice late-night bowl of poutine. Here I am post-race feeling all happy about how my poor choices didn’t stop me:

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I can’t wrap my mind around the competitive element of this sport. I just get so excited about finishing every single race I do, no matter how long it takes me, and I find I have no desire to get faster or run anything longer than a 5K. People keep telling me I’ll get the urge to do a 10K eventually, but I’m not sure if these people understand how much I love my pajamas and the couch and reading.

Speaking of which…

7 Comments

  1. Posted May 24, 2014 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Hurrah! I love your pleased, gleeful look. It appears to have been a glorious day for a run.

  2. adrienne
    Posted May 24, 2014 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    It was a beautiful day today! And more to come, it looks like.

  3. Posted May 25, 2014 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    I second the hurrah!

  4. tanita
    Posted May 26, 2014 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Oh, this was AFTER!? And you’re still clean?

    Clearly, you wisely avoided the people with the …chalk, or whatever.

    Hope to someday look that happy after working out. Not quite yet… still in the staggering-dear-God-need-to-sit place…

  5. adrienne
    Posted May 27, 2014 at 6:28 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Jules!

    Tanita, You’ll get there with the exercise!

    A lot of people asked me after the race if I’d been avoiding the people throwing the color, but I didn’t mean to. I just kind of ran through and kept going. I’m not inclined to do any more of these color runs, actually, but I guess if Lucas wants to do one again next year, he might persuade me. It is fun to go run with him.

  6. olivia
    Posted May 27, 2014 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Go you!!! I was with you in spirit. :)

    Someday I’ll maybe be able to walk a 5k. Then I can think about running again.

  7. adrienne
    Posted May 27, 2014 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    :)

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