If you aren't
stalking following LindsLovesMiles... you should be.
She has written several Top Ten posts that I think are pretty fabulous.
I don't think she could have been more head on in this post, especially with #10.
When I first started running again a little over a year ago I was a little all over the place with why I ran.
- I ran to be in shape.
- I ran to say I was doing something.
- I ran to lose weight.
- I ran because people told me I couldn't.
- I ran to get away from my day.
- I ran to relax.
- I ran so I could scarf down mexican food without having a super sized muffin top.
- I ran because I got to hang out with my girls.
People tell me I'm crazy when I say I enjoy running. I could try to explain it, but I don't think anyone else can understand unless they actually enjoy it, too. When I read #10 in this post I knew it couldn't be more right for me.
I run because it makes me feel alive.
I might not run Boston Marathon qualifying times but something about being able to run, challenging myself and doing something to make ME feel better about me is EXACTLY what I need.
As much as I HATE to admit this...I'm stuck in my rut of coming home, changing clothes, getting something to eat and spending the rest of the night on the couch watching TV.
If you don't believe me...ask my pants or my thighs.
Their relationship has gotten so close lately that they are suffocating each other.
The only way I know how to describe how I feel is...
I know when the doctor tells me I can run again I will be beyond excited to be hitting the pavement. I just have to keep reminding my self that I'm not going to be starting off running 8:45/minute miles or popping off a good 7 mile run right off the bat. It's going to take work and patience, but I'll get back in to it. Especially with the help of these guys...
and all of y'all!!
I'm ready to have that one thing back that helps me feel alive.
Sorry for the cheesetastic post today.