Soggy Bottoms and Puddles in My Shoes
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.