Thursday, July 27, 2006

Running from Demons

Tonight I ran.

I ran alone.

I ran against all the "I can'ts" "I won'ts" & "I don't wanna's"

I found new running paths.

I ran up some hills and down some hills.

I ran too fast.

I ran too hard.

I ran too far.

I had fun.

I got to a point in my run where I had a view of downtown which absolutly took my breath away...even though I have lived in Chicago for 22 of my 26 years. (Chicago people, if you stay on the lake side of the path and where you would usually go under the viaduct just south of belmont, run more east all the way to the lake, there is a little path that will lead you there and then you can follow it south to Diversy...when you get to Diversy...look up....and enjoy)

I am in step one of two of ridding myself of the demons that have produced bad runs the past few days. Tomorrow I have an 11 mile run which I will also do solo. No Jason. No music. Just me, my running shoes, the miles and my City. My Chicago & My Self.


Ryan said...

Sounds very therapeutic. I'm jealous of the view you had. Good luck on the 11-miler.

Firefly's Running said...

Awesome run! Good luck tommorow.

Bob said...

Good luck Leah, I know you will kick that run's ass.

LeahC said...

thanks all :-)

Anonymous said...

Best of luck going solo - my big solo run is coming up next weekend in the hills of MN.

Thomas said...

Welcome back, Runner Leah

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

Running by yourself is the ultimate challenge, and a great way to purge demons.

Good luck on your 11 today!  I can't wait to read about it.

Haight said...

You're's a great view. I came upon it by mistake. I wanted to turn right and go under the viaduct, but stayed left and ended up there. :)

Running Jayhawk said...

Way to get back into the groove lady!!

I'm going to have to go find this area you're talking about!! Looking forward to the 11-report.

Scott said...

Way to go leah! You're still MY running hero!

Jeff said...

To someone having a difficult stretch, that was inspiring. Great run.