I haven't been for a run in 6 months. Yes, you read that right. I ran a marathon last year, but I haven't run at all since January. Pitiful and pathetic.
But today, I ran. It felt so good. Finding the rhythm from my feet hitting the track. Feeling the air on my face. My heart beating out of my chest. Getting breathless from pushing myself so hard. And of course the feeling of jello in my legs when I'm done. Ahhh! It's great.
I ran/walked three 12:20 minute miles. Not my best time at all, but pretty good since I haven't been out there in 6 months. I'm satisfied with that. I know my time will improve in a few weeks. Who knows, I might even run another half marathon in September. We'll see... :)