Saturday, April 10, 2010

Ryan's 'Reflection' Run

"So here we are ya'll, it's about that time. They say it's the ending, man, but it's only the beginning. Guess this is where, we're just gonna take off, man, and not look back . . . " - Jon Hope

So this morning was my last run of substance before Boston. Bethany ran really early this morning because she had to go to a workshop all day. So I was left to go on my last substantial run before Boston all on my own. Decided to do something I rarely do, and brought my iPod shuffle on the run this morning, just to give me that little extra motivation and to pump me up a little. I have about 100 songs on my iPod shuffle, all random stuff, from Guns n Roses to Jay-Z to K'naan to Kiss, all kinds of stuff. It's all on shuffle, so it all gets mixed in and I never know what comes next.

So of all the songs to randomly come on as soon as I step out of my apartment pre-run, what comes on but Jon Hope's 'Most Important Song of My Life,' the opening lines of which are at the beginning of this post. Those three lines pretty much sum up the end of my marathon training. It's the end of training, but it's only the beginning of what's to come. Time to take off and not look back, all the way to the finish line. 

Needless to say, I was a little fired up to start my run. I was planning on just doing an easy 10 miles on the Boston course, but ended up hammering out 10 miles at slightly over marathon-goal-pace, and it felt easy. I finished my run turning onto Boylston, and walked down to the finish line. Just to look at it and visualize, then turned around and walked back to my apt.

Well that's about it. Bethany is at a conference/workshop all day so I figured I'd write this post to occupy some time, haha. Hope everyone's doing well, and everyone doing Boston is ready and excited!


Meg said...

I think it's neat that you could end your run at the finish and then walk home! Those perfect songs come along once in a while at just the right time and the moment some how seems perfect. I'm glad this one was one of those times and it's neat how it corresponded with this last run. Ta-ta for now though, I'm off to do my last 10 as well! See you in 7 days or so! So excited!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

I LOVE when the words to the song hit at the right time, or have a special meaning to a run. That's one of my fav parts of running. Love my tunes! See ya in Boston!

Anonymous said...

Great job on your run! You're going to do awesome in Boston!

Stephanie said...

Good luck...can't wait to hear the recap!