Summer Runnin’, Might Be My Last…

Summer LovinTonight might very well have been my last run of the Summer, Modern Philosophers.

Even though I’d had a long, somewhat stressful day, I knew I wanted to put on my running toga and hit the streets once I got back to The House on the Hill.  It was just too beautiful an evening to pass on the opportunity to work on my wellness.

Summer runnin’ had me a blast.  Summer runnin’ never did go too fast…

HarvestMoonAs the full moon kept watch over me, I took off down Eastern Avenue stunned at how warm and gorgeous it was.  The last few night, I’ve been bundled up in bed under two comforters, but this day reminded me of how glorious a Maine Summer can be.

I ran a little further than I intended because the whole time I was out there, I kept telling myself that this was my last run of the Summer, and I’d regret it later if I didn’t push myself a little harder and go just a little way more down the quiet road.

Set a pace that was easy for me.  Made it home all hot and sweaty…

I am definitely sunset-runnermad at myself for not logging the amount of miles I did last Summer, but situations changed, left caught me off guard, and I lost my desire to move for quite some time.  In the end, I’m proud of myself for getting my butt in gear and running on a more regular basis.

Even if the distances were shorter and the runs were lonelier, I still got out there and did my best given the circumstances.

As I ran into Summer’s sunset tonight, I couldn’t help but think that a certain someone would be proud of me as well.  The Girl Who Knows I’m Trying is certainly smiling.

Summer days, driftin’ away.  How I’ll miss my Summer runs…

The most important thing about running, in my opinion, is that I make sure it finds a regular place in my life.  If I can get myself out on the road 4 times a week, I’m happy even if the odometer isn’t showing as many miles.

Fall running3 miles is better than nothing.  Some sweat is definitely an improvement over no sweat at all.  The feeling I get at the completion of any run is virtually the same, and I’ll take that high over growing roots on the couch any day of the week.

Even though my Summer runs might be over, I think I might very well have a soft spot for Autumn Running Adventures.

I’ll just wear a warmer running toga.

I need to shape up.  So I’ll keep running man…

(My apologies to Grease for taking such liberties with its classic songs.)

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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17 Responses to Summer Runnin’, Might Be My Last…

  1. i’m so confused ,i think i have to apologize too.. aug 30th , i wrote summer loving and about song summer nights.. now i don’t know if that is 2 different songs or what.i should have asked you, the expert on grease.

  2. Glad to hear you haven’t given up on Fall…it’s a great time to be outdoors

  3. First of all, I love Grease. Secondly, it was a beautiful evening in my neck of the woods too, and I’m kicking myself for not going for a run. Thanks for inspiring me to hit the road tomorrow morning! Well-a well-a well-a uh!

  4. You remind me I have been wanting to get back out running. Just need some new shoes and decent weather. I would have to start back out at much less than three miles, but what a lovely burn it will be.

  5. IS WINTER RUNNING LIKE WINTER SWIMMING….getting all “Greased” up, and go?????? 🙂

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  7. reocochran says:

    Oh how I love the music and the fact that we all age, sometimes have to give up the things we love. Replace with some swimming or other activities that are not so stressful on our joints! I hate growing old, but am glad we are still here to tell our tales!

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