It's been a while.
And that refers to a lot of things in my life. I haven't done any theatre since February. I haven't had any alcohol or tobacco in almost three months. I haven't blogged in... whatever it says over there. -->
But most importantly, it's been a while since I've felt as good as I'm feeling this morning. I've run the last three days, all by myself. Sunday and Monday were strong pace runs, and this morning was a nice, easy recovery. My muscles don't hurt, my joints don't hurt, and with a little over a month until the St. George Marathon, I'm feeling very much in control of my body and my future.
Yesterday, my wife proposed that we finally make good on this idea we'd been having about keeping our lives in order. The idea includes waking up early and getting exercise, making sure we have breakfast, and keeping up on things around the house, like making sure the floor is swept and the kitchen is clean. These are all things that should be easy to maintain, but get more difficult the longer you go without them. By controlling the moments in our lives that we can control, it makes the out-of-control moments easier to take.
So, at a little after 5:00am today, I hit the streets, morning humidity and all. After a shower, I feel like I could do it again. I've got the morning endorphins running through me, and while the rest of the day may take it all out of me, at least I'll have a fairly pleasant commute this morning.
And that's got to count for something.