Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I soooo did not want to run yesterday

I knew I needed to, but when I looked outside, it was all rainy and drizzly. I love running in the snow-- not so much in the rain. But my body and mind craved it. Life has been, well, crazy lately. My mind has been full of worry and self doubt, my heart has been heavy, and as much as I was resisting running, I knew it would be just what the doctor ordered. I took a few deep breaths and put on my gear.

I was surprised when I walked outside that it wasn't nearly as cold as it looked. I breathed in the cool, crisp air and was immediately invigorated. And suddenly I was off, my legs took over and started running before my mind could catch up.

The first few miles were rough. So much of running is mental strength, and I was feeling weak. But I kept going, and soon I was in my groove.

The last few miles were perfect. The weather was my favorite type to run in and my thoughts started to mellow.

By the time I made it home, I was a little more back to myself. Refreshed, rejuvinated, and ready to take on what I knew would be a rough day. And it definitely was.

Today, I am much in the same place I was yesterday-- and I know a run will get me back on track because running is something I do for myself and my well-being. Running is the time for me.


Lori said...

way to get out there and do it. i agree, running is such a release both mentally and physically. it can literally change your mood.

Cands said...

I know exactly how you feel!! It is really hard to motivate yourself but once you are out there, you wonder what took you so long...
Wish you could bottle that feeling for those days when your legs feel like lead!

utahjazz said...

did you get the house yet?!? we should do dinner without out kids. call me if you know your schedule.

Kera said...

sorry the utah jazz comment was mine

Kelly(M&M) said...

I understand this post completely. Thanks for the inspiration. I am glad (and not surprised!) you felt better after your run.