I've been watching a lot of the US Open the past week or so. Actually, I've been watching a lot of tennis for about the past month. August is the best month for tennis. All this watching has gotten me wanting to play, but unfortunately I do not have a tennis partner here to play with. So I did the next best thing today - I went for a run. I haven't ran in about a year. I miss it. I always forget how much I enjoy it. Well, I don't really ENJOY running, it's the after-the-running that I enjoy. I like feeling like I did something, it's sort of an feeling of accomplishment I guess. Maybe it's the endorphins. I didn't run very far today - I am kinda out of shape. By kinda I mean a lot. Even with hiking and backpacking this summer I am in no where near where I used to be. Hard to believe I used to be able to run 10 miles easily. Okay, maybe not so "easily." Sure I felt like I was going to die after those 10 miles and I ran at a ridiculously slow pace, but hey, I still ran 10 miles. I wish I could do that still.
I think I need a running accountability partner.