After a week of not running and knowing I had a half marathon to to run I knew I needed to get a run in. During my 4 mile run that turned into 7 miles, I realized that running has totally changed for me, as I am sure it has for most runners. I started running to lose baby weight and then continued so I could eat the food I wanted and also to stay SANE, while raising 2 boys! This might come as a shock to some of you...but I don't love every step I take in my runs or every breath I take to continue the run...what I do love...is getting out the stresses of the day...(lets be honest) of life. I feel in control when I run, especially when my life at times seems uncontrollable. I do it to overcome the very thing I always thought I couldn't do. Every step, every breath...I am overcoming something that I couldn't do before. I try to remember, it doesn't matter how long it takes me to get there...how I look (but it does help when I like my cute outfit), it just matters that I finish! I get embarrassed when people are in ah and impressed with what I do, because honestly...it's just me...Running! It doesn't seem like a big deal if I can do it, because if I can do it...anyone can do it. I think people who want to run but don't because they are scared, would be shocked at what they could do if they just started. We all started some where, right!
|Was looking for a picture for this post...this one seemed perfect. In the first mile of my FIRST marathon! Great memories! Setting out to do something I never thought I would!|