Tuesday, June 7, 2011

run.


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i'm on my second week of training for a 5k. this has been incredibly helpful. if you don't have a smart phone, my beautiful friend jodi recommended this program. for as long as i can remember i have always admired runners, been in awe of their discipline (so many people running in the mornings at the beach), and obviously impressed with their hot bods. i don't know what has kept me from trying to be a runner other than fear. my face gets bright red when i exercise and redheads are known to faint easily, but darnit i've been running in the late evening heat and although i've felt like i might puke i've kept going. each day has gotten easier and every day is different. sometimes i take guinness with me which results in pulling him away from stray cats, running in place if he has "to go." yesterday i ran while every neighbor on my street had their sprinkler on. it was exhilarating.

i know i've been talking a lot about goals and i think it's because i feel like i've woken up from this heavy fog and i just want to make life amazing. i hope that you too will challenge yourself to push beyond the status humho of the everyday. i've been reading two books in the morning that are also helping to quiet my inner critic. the first being recommended by the lovely osayi, the power of now talks about not letting the past dictate and rob you of your future. i'm learning to not focus on "the thinker," secondly i read a chapter every morning of taste and see to reaffirm with scripture the beauty of each day and the power of our awesome God. i wake up at the crack of dawn and drink my coffee while i'm reading outside. it's a little piece of bliss.

i wanted to take a second to thank everyone who commented on this post yesterday. it pained me to read about some of the financial struggles that you guys have gone through but i'm so proud of the steps of action that you are taking towards financial freedom. i wish each and everyone of you many years of "sand-between-your-toes."

10 comments:

Kate Kiefer said...

remember when we decided to be runners and train for a half-marathon?

yeah. a 5k sounds much more realistic for now.

homemade grits said...

haha! yea that lasted about 2 weeks and then you had a work trip the weekend of the half-marathon. i was beyond relieved!:)

sherri lynn said...

I am not a runner but would love to be. You've inspired me to get out there and try it!

Michelle said...

Congrats on running. I started running regularly a year ago and have really enjoyed it. However, I will warn you that running doesn't always transform your body like you think it will. I thought that I would lose weight and inches pretty quicky, but that's not how it happened. I gained muscles and eventually some fat. I just wanted to let you know, so that you don't get disappointed and then quit if you don't see results (I know I almost did a few times). But even though my body hasn't changed, I love running!

Down and Out Chic said...

i've been running regularly since january but have been a runner on and off most of my life. i agree with michelle that results are mixed, but i think we can all agree that most people don't run for results alone. there's a certain joy (and hardship) in running that i get w/no other exercise. i definitely recommend the book "born to run" if you decide to get serious about running. it will encourage you like no other!

Shaunna Faye said...

I tried that. I gave up on week 4. Not because I couldn't do it, but because I didn't enjoy it. Apparently running isn't for me. I borrowed my sister-in-law's bike. I'm going to try that out instead.

Karissa Jade Ferguson said...

I ran my first 5k 2 weekends ago. I never thought I would be able to run that much without stopping. So exciting to have met that goal! I've got another one in August that I'm hoping to do much faster in. Good luck to you!

Caroline said...

I love RUNNING! Last year I ran the SF marathon and before that I could barely run 2 miles. Literally my training grounded me, inspired me and it was the best decision ever. I ran all of the 26 and now I am hooked. I have a 10k in July and than a half in October. Running is my escape. Keep on running!!! XO!

cindy said...

I started running about a month ago and I love it. I actually crave it. I never thought I was a runner(few years ago tried and just didn't like it) but now it feels right. The best is running in the rain and totally know your "puke" feeling!

Becca said...

you go, miss runner!