Feeling so good I might burst

Disclaimer: Please stop reading this now and go to another thread if you find eternal optimism and perkiness nauseating.

It is an absolutely gorgeous fall day here today. It's warm (around +24C), sunny and the trees are golden and beautiful. I decided to heck with my housecleaning as there won't be too many of these days left, changed into my running gear, grabbed my iPod and off I went.

I ran 8km today and my knee didn't bother me one darned bit. My toenail is growing back nicely and it didn't hurt either. Got into a groove and felt like I could have run forever.

Pic 1 is my street and pic 2 is the tree on my boulevard. Aren't the colours gorgeous? Pic 3 is me just back from my run (umm....sorry about whatever's going on with my crotch there...just look away).

I'll leave you with the YouTube link to my current favourite song for running, Sola Rosa's "Turn Around" - gotta love a fantastic horn section, don't you?


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  • KathyL replied 7 years ago

    Yay!! Good for you. I love eternal optimism and perkiness. You look so cute in your running outfit ... and especially after running 8 km. I ran 5 miles today (about 8 km, right? I'm no good at math!) and looked horrible afterwards. It did feel good though :)

    Happy Sunday :)

  • KathyL replied 7 years ago

    By the way, cool song. I'm listening to it now. I've never heard of Iva Lamkum before.

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    That is wonderful, Shannon! We are having a tough weekend here - thank you for sharing the optimism, because I needed to hear a good story today. :D

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Oh Rae - I'm so sorry to hear you're not having a good weekend :(

    I will send extra optimism your way - I think I have some to spare.

  • sinead replied 7 years ago

    Shannon, thanks for spreading your joy around- and giving me permission to set aside the housework and enjoy the gorgeous day we're having here. (Although I'll use any excuse to set aside housework.)

  • Thistle replied 7 years ago

    Glad your day is going so well, Shannon!

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  • RunnerChick replied 7 years ago

    Ah, I can hear the endorphins sing in your post! I had a similar experience yesterday, and my poor husband was a little exhausted by my (uncharacteristic) perkiness at the end of the day :). Thanks for sharing the song - it's wonderful running music, and I can't wait to load this one on my iPod for my next run! Happy Sunday! x

  • Ruby Tuesday replied 7 years ago

    Runners High, there really is no feeling quite like it :-)

    I am in awe of the 8km.

  • CocoLion replied 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing the pictures and music Shannon!

  • Nicole D replied 7 years ago

    Love what the trees are wearing. Great choice of leaf colour!

  • jayne replied 7 years ago

    that music is fab...lovin and jivin, oh yeah

  • replied 7 years ago

    Hooray for Shannon's great mood and day!!!

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Shannon, YOU are as sunny and golden and glorious as your weather. SO glad you are having a great day!!

  • JR replied 7 years ago

    TS's version of Stop and smell the roses: Run and smell the leaves. ;o)

    I take my moments of bliss as gifts from the hand of God. May you have many such gifts.

  • replied 7 years ago

    Wow, awesome day Shannon!

    It was a semi-chilly 10C here, a little nippy for the kids but we tried to play outside as much as possible today!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Thanks for your happy replies all!

    JR -"run and smell the leaves" - love it!

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    You'll be in trouble if you stop your eternal optimism and perky fabness! I LOVE YOUR ATTITUDE.

    Well done fit, strong and sumptuous Shannon :)

  • cheryl replied 7 years ago

    I've had a rough week, so thank you for the beautiful pics and the great smile :)

  • cjh replied 7 years ago

    Ooh, ooh, runner's high! Thanks for sharing your photos and exuberance today! I had to do this yesterday - I know how you feel. Worked til mid-afternoon, called DH and said, okay if I run before I come home? It'll only be an hour. HA. I ran 6 miles, didn't get home for 2 hours. But it was glorious!

    Keep up the good running... wishing you nice weather and healthy feet.

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 7 years ago

    It was a glorious day wasn't it? I had company and we sat out on the deck for a few hours.

    Congrats on the run.

  • Nadya replied 7 years ago

    I know that feeling, and need to go after it more often. Thanks for sharing - you provided good inspiration!

  • catgirl replied 7 years ago

    Yay for you, Shannon - you're the best! I love a good run! Those pics are beautiful. Unfortunately, I haven't run all week due to incessant rain. And now there is snow. But I did get in a gorgeous sunny hike today at my friend's cabin. :)

  • Sylvie replied 7 years ago

    Way to go Shannon! Positivity is a self reinforcing cycle.

  • ManidipaM replied 7 years ago

    High five, Shannon! What a beautiful day for a run --- and you're a trooper to go that distance.

    I woke up at 6am today --- uncharacteristic of late, as I no longer manage to sleep through the night and end up really drowsy at dawn, lying abed till eight or nine. Usually, I leave my constitutional for late in the evening, since it's still disgustingly hot here (in the 90s, or 30s if you count in Celsius), autumn or not. But today, it was just cool enough to brave that rising sun.

    I'm glad I did too, though I certainly did not come back looking fresh as a daisy, like you do! :-) There's nothing quite like starting the day on an endorphin high, though, is there?

  • Sara L. replied 7 years ago

    I love looking at your leaf photos. I live in the desert southwest and it's still 80+ degrees here and the trees are all green. I forget that in other parts of the country/Canada, fall is in full swing already. I'm glad you had a great run!

  • citygirldc replied 7 years ago

    I like an upbeat person. You make me smile.

    Wow, the leaves are already changing out where you are.

  • sarah replied 7 years ago

    Aw, I love your love of life, Shannon! It's SO fantastic!

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