The name of my blog is truly reflective of how I discovered my love for running. I only ran because I needed to for my one and done triathlon. Yes there have been more than one at this point, but I didn’t know that at the time. By the time I finished the Couch to 5K program, I realized that I couldn’t imagine not running.
But today was different. It was no accident that I laced up. It was a choice. It was like starting over……
That’s because it really is starting from square one. Ok, maybe not square one but I am certainly not where I was a month ago which is about how long it was since I have run. I’m excited to start over. I have more knowledge than when I accidentally started. I can go into this with some thought and maybe not as clumsily. That being said, toady…
It was slow
It was hard.
It was short.
There was heavy breathing
There was joy.
There was excitement.
There was knowledge that I can do this.
I am not looking at this as what I have lost, because the body and muscles know what to do. The lungs quest for working hard. This is a new beginning.
This is stating over and it is a wonderful thing.
Today it was only a mile and a half and a slow pace of 11:15. I think it was the right distance and I know it was the right pace. It felt great to be out there again.
One day at a time.
One run at a time.
It’s always great to return to the sport after a prolonged period of rest. Someone once gave me the advice ‘give yourself chance to miss it’ and you won’t get burned out x
That is true! Especially after training for the marathon. It started to feel like a job which isn’t always fun. Can’t wait now to start running more now again after my short rest:)