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Embracing The Changes In Life

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Someone recently asked me about my running and how I currently feel about it. True, I'm not running 5 days per week as I have in the past. I'm not even running my usual 3. I think my new norm for awhile (maybe forever) might be 2 days a week.

How do I feel about it? I feel liberated. I feel like stepping outside of the model of runner to something bigger. Because I've said it before, and I will say it again, I am more than just a runner.
As I grow older with my family, I realize that life is constantly changing. I am constantly changing. And learning to embrace the change definitely makes for an easier transition. For probably the first time in my life, I am

August 27, 2008 Morning Run

I couldn't believe how cool it was outside this morning. I wasn’t prepared for it to be so chilly. I didn’t run yesterday, which usually makes it more difficult for me to run the following day. But, I didn’t give myself a chance to talk myself out of it. I strapped on my running belt, put on my reflective vest and hat, kissed my husband, and walked out the door to the fresh air waiting for me. I decided to run the 2.8 mile loop today – lots of hills – But I chose to run the course where most of the loop was downhill verses uphill. I had to run/walk as usual. I’m disappointed that I’m still not able to run non-stop on my morning runs. But I have to tell myself, that I am out there. I am trying. And eventually, surely, I will get stronger.

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