I had the most amazing run tonight. I mean amazing!
For a while now I have been bored with my running music and I kept telling myself that I was going to put my Army cadences on my iPod but, of course, I always forgot until I was actually out running. Well, last night I remembered to do it and I could not wait to get out on the road.
Wouldn't you know it? A Heat Advisory (it was 104 degrees) in effect today through the weekend here in St. Louis. I waited all day until finally after dinner I told Scott that I had to go out for just a bit. He was strongly against it but I told him I wouldn't be long. I think it was probably still close to 99 or 100 at this point.
It was fantastic! I immediately got into a rhythm, breathing was good, feet felt great, knees weren't achy. I swear I could have ran and ran. I was actually sad when I had to come back home. I walked in the door with a huge smile on my face and just said,
"That was awesome!"
While running I was taken back to my Army days and longed to just run in formation one more time. Just once. Have you ever been on a training post or heard soldiers running in formation? To me, it is absolutel one of the best sounds in the world and I miss it all of the time. I'd give anything to be able to run in a formation with an E7 belting out cadences again. Or, even better, leading the formation and calling the cadences myself. Aw, the memories.
If you are having trouble getting into a groove, I suggest try running to a cadence. You can download them and it makes it so easy to get into a groove because your left foot always hits the pavement on the downbeat. Give it a try!