Since covering 100 miles on 27 March at the Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run, I took a week off then resumed running at a reduced scale.
Well, today I hit my first double digit run, and of course it was on my Pig Farm 10 Miler route (see here). It was like a victory lap, running for the sheer joy of running, not running for a specific training purpose. It was like having a weight lifted from my shoulders.
I took special note of the freshly plowed fields, the wildflowers, the wildlife, my breathing and pace, and just loved being a runner and being alive. Knowing how quickly things can change, I try not to take anything for granted and thanked my lucky stars for this gift of a run.