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I trotted out of the parking lot and along the wet, aged pavement that built slowly in the historic district of Seattle. As a teenager and right through college, running was not a friend, more like a ghost that lurked in my shadows. But in the last three years, running has become my unlikely soul mate. My first run was not a date, but more out of desperation to keep my mind busy and to heal a broken heart from an emotional breakup. Those winter days were icy cold needling at my lungs, made my ...
I trotted out of the parking lot and along the wet, aged pavement that built slowly in the historic district of Seattle. As a teenager and right through college, running was not a friend, more like a ghost that lurked in my shadows. But in the last three years, running has become my unlikely soul mate. My first run was not a date, but more out of desperation to keep my mind busy and to heal a broken heart from an emotional breakup. Those winter days were icy cold needling at my lungs, made my initiation to my new passion a pain in the park. The first mile was a killer to my idled knees. The grueling first mile turned into two, and then three, and so on. As the winter days turned into cool spring, I've slowly accepted my new love. By summer, the aches in my body have give way to renew energy. This run has become my partner in life. It is the air which I breathe like a kiss from a lover. It is the first thing on my mind as my alarm clock rocks me out of bed at 4 a.m. As I lace up my running shoes, my heart race with anticipations. At the end of my first year, I had forced my body to finished 5 miles in an hour. By the end of my 2nd year, I had pushed that to 7 miles in an hour. And recently, I've clocked 8 miles in at a little over 56 minutes. I no longer run just to run, but to push my body until it can no longer go on. It is the one thing in my life that I have total control of. This run has helped me heal a broken heart, locking away the boxed memories of my past. It has renewed my passion for life, living for each moment. And no worrying about what tomorrow may bring. This is my letter, to a running nation. Run with me as we share stories of life as it's relates to running.




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MISHI_MACHINE
2/11/2009 2:03:40 PM

i guessed i missed you at love em or leave em. i was there though!

you should do st pattys dash tho. i'm confirming my schedule and i'll find out by the weekend if i can for sure run it. but i probably will be able to. have a good rest of your week!



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