Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sometimes Even When You Don't, You Still Do

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.--Albert Einstein

Yesterday was an awesome family day. I had planned on waking up early to do a nice run before the family day started but I overslept. Friday I hurt my shoulder/neck somehow and it hurt so much that I couldn't really get out of bed. I wasn't actually that upset like I am usually because I had this excitement abut the day ahead.


As soon as I walked into the visitor center I saw a bunch of signs that said Appalachian Trail Approach. Until yesterday I had never heard of Amicalola Falls but I felt like we would see some special things. 


I'm a city kid from Brooklyn so some people may thumb their noses at how I feel about the beauty of nature. That said, I felt like this place had beautiful trails and other sights. We hiked up the hills and it immediately turned into a little bit of a scouting trip. I wish that I packed running gear so I could have participated in the sweet nectar of this trail. I jogged a little bit carrying my 2 year old but I'll have to save the trail run for another day. 

Although I didn't run yesterday I did some work in the gym on Friday and I don't really do the gym too often. I also did legs along with calisthenics. Saturday I did all of this hiking with the kids. Despite all of this lack of rest, I still had to bang out my 18 miler today... And I did.

Last week I talked about how good I felt on my 18 mile run. Ironically, I felt pretty bad today and I found out that hospitals are equipped for non-medical emergencies. The ironic part is that despite how bad it felt I ran 10 minutes faster today than I did last week. Don't ask me how I do it, I justa do it (Old Italian Accent). I really have no clue and I intend to research it. The good thing about it is that I was back home before 10:30 and we ate breakfast as a family.


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