Tuesday, September 10, 2013

It's a running blog... Oh My!

I enjoy reading my friends' running blogs and enjoy running. So I thought, "Hey, I Should have a running blog!" Tah-dah! Here I am!

HISTORY: (ready for this?) I ran track and played soccer  back in the day. Then college, and the party 20's hit... followed by marriage and two pregnancies. Throw in a  issues with insulin resistance and my running youth was left somewhere in the far off distance.

Then my good friends started running. I did the laugh-and-make-jokes-(I only run if something's chasing me! Ha Ha!)-since-I'm-really-jealous thing until one day it hit me, "I don't have to be jealous! I can just do it to!"

So I signed up for my first 5k. A ZOMBIE 5k!!! Did the Couch to 5k program... and HATED it! Convinced myself I just wasn't a runner. It wasn't my thing. Truth is, it was hard, and I wasn't willing to do the work.

Fast forward about a year to a friend's Facebook post, "Who wants to do the Color Run with me?" Holy Hell! that looked like a blast!!. (Whoever the brilliant person was that figured making running fun could attract couch potatoes like me, You're a GENIUS!)

Maybe it was the weather. Maybe it was the fact I'd just found out my health was right on the verge of going drastically downhill. Maybe it was the fact that this time I had an amazing, supportive running buddy. Or Maybe it was just time... I don't really know for sure what the reason was this time, but this time it stuck.

I was a runner.

I found the JOY of pushing myself a little more today than I did yesterday... of knowing I was determined enough to get out on the road even though I REALLY didn't want to. It made sense now.

I still have my days, ok weeks of "Ugh! I don't want to!" But they have been outweighed by the "Oh Hell YEAH! " days.

Picture of a picture...  sorry.

Hey, nice fanny pack. You too!