It’s Been Such A Long Time

It’s been such a long time
I think I should be goin’, yeah
And time doesn’t wait for me, it keeps on rollin’
Sail on, on a distant highway
I’ve got to keep on chasin’ a dream
I’ve gotta be on my way
Wish there was something I could say…Boston – Long Time

One of my absolute favorite songs… and bands. It is a real tragedy that lead singer Brad Delp committed suicide.

Anyway, this blog isn’t about bands or music, it’s about running. It has been so long since I’ve run, thus the title. I finally felt today like I needed a breakthrough and to just “Do It” as my brand new (hardly been used) Nike shoes would have me believe. So at around 10:00 this morning I got my runnin’ shoes on and my iPod on and kicked my own butt out the door.

What’s that? Why’d I run in one of the hottest parts of the day? I guess because I’m stupid. No, honestly because the urge to run hit me and felt like I needed to “run with it” (pun intended) or it would soon leave me and the opportunity would not come again. I’m not much of an early riser either so that’s out of the question. Early evening aren’t that good either because that’s usually when my headaches are prone to be in full swing.

So how’d it go? NOT SO GOOD! Boy, I really am in bad shape. I’m actually worse off in the last month that I’ve taken off than the previous year that I took off. I think it probably has something to do with my migraine medications. They leave me kind of weak and dizzy half the time… probably not good for long distance running. Oh well. Don’t worry, I didn’t try to kill myself. I actually walked quite a bit during the measly two miles. Want proof? Well, here ya go.

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