Wednesday, May 12, 2010

One Foot in Front of the Other

It has now been over a week since the marathon and my hips feel great. I've definitely been taking it easy and stretching things out. I graduate on Saturday, and I've been pretty busy getting things taken care of around the apartment and hanging with friends. For those not geographically located near me, let me tell you... it has been cold in Pittsburgh! Yesterday it was 45 degrees and raining! Ummm, pretty sure it isn't March anymore!!!

Today I went out for a long-ish jog. I did one of my favorite loops where I run from my neighborhood to one of the others in the city and back. For those who have never been here, Pittsburgh is quite a hilly place. This run in particular has a pretty steady incline for over a mile. Today, it went so well! It's so easy to get tired and give up when you're running up a never ending hill, but today I just kept thinking "One foot in front of the other." Before I knew it, I was at the top, and I was lucky enough to spend the rest of the run going back down. Phew! Toward the end of the run, I even got the elusive runner's high where I really felt like I could go forever. It's almost like taking a step is effortless. Your body just does it without thinking and you could run faster and further than even before. Love that feeling!

As I wind down my time in graduate school and try to work out what's going on next in my life, I'm going to try to use that same mantra: "One foot in front of the other..." Hope you have a happy and healthy day!


  1. Hey thanks for the TNT advice! We were hoping to make some training friends through the program and "give back" to a good cause.

    Our goal is kind of steep, its $5800 for the two of us. So we are scrambling to get people to help us out now haha. Its funny that raising money is more overwhelming than the actual marathon itself!!!

    Great job getting back into the groove. Good mantra for life in general, things will work out for ya!

  2. Congrats on graduating!!! And on feeling better AND for your runs!