Well, it's after 10:00 p.m., and I just realized I didn't prepare a blog post for today. So here we are, and I'm too tired to be entertaining. That would probably be because I did a walk/run today for 35 minutes.
I've walked a couple times since the weather started warming up, but this is the first time I did 3 laps around the park and added some running. I didn't do too badly for the first day. A really good sign is that I didn't ask myself, Now why am I doing this again? Yep, that's a really good sign. I think maybe that means I'm really a runner now. Granted I'm a slow and sporadic runner, but a runner none the less. I didn't entertain any thoughts of quitting, so I'd say I'm on pretty firm ground here.
I can't begin to tell you how significant this is in my life and what a milestone I have just passed. About a year ago I heard two Starbucks employees conversing behind the counter about running. The one told the other the only way she would ever run was if she was running AWAY from something, and they laughed about it. In my head I laughed to myself and thought, I hear ya, sister! I wouldn't run either, unless I was running away from something...ya know, like if there was a rabid bat in my house or something.
Anyway, I hardly recognize myself today. I run to be healthy. I run to lose weight. I run because sometimes I just want to scream and I need an emotional release. I run because I just want to.
Hi. I'm Liz, and I am a runner.