Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Today's run was ...interesting. It was my first run in the rain. Not just any rain. We are being visited by Tropical Storm Nicole. A friend told me that due to my run in the rain, that I am now considered "hard core". I can dig that.
So, my shoes are soaked and currently stuffed with newspaper with hopes of them being dry by Friday. I have a load of laundry in so that my soggy clothes aren't puddling all over the laundry hamper. And....I finished day 2.
I can't really explain why this is so important to me. I thought about it a lot today while I was huffing and puffing my way through the intervals. I literally have HATED running. My entire life. It was the torturous thing we had to do in gym class. It was the thing that the weird health nuts that I knew did. I just didn't understand it at all. Now, here I am. Excited to be doing it.
It isn't easy. My legs hurt when I am done. My back hurt after day one because I wasn't relaxed enough. I think right now, the appeal is the fact that I am doing it alone. I get 30 minutes with no one calling my name, no one requiring my help or needing me in any way. I don't have anyone affecting my run - except me. I saw a shirt online the other day in the midst of my browsing, It said: "Running: cheaper than therapy" I completely get that now.