Saturday, June 04, 2011
Ahhhhhh! What a morning.
I signed up to do a 4 on the 4th run. I had been part of a training program at Fleet Feet before the miserable ankle break. I am just now starting to get back to doing some running intervals.
I ran yesterday- did 10 minutes at a time with 2 minutes in between. Today I can hardly move my feet. I met up with the Fleet Feet group this morning. The person that was supposed to do this with me didn't show. They all knew each other- I really felt odd person out- I was also by FAR the fattest and most out of shape. I was so humiliated. I decided that I'd give it a go anyway. I didn't do very well. My pace is much slower, my stride is shorter, I couldn't keep up. I could make all sorts of excuses but I won't. I am aware that I should have taken a break day before meeting the group but I have to go when I'm off work.
What are the good things? Sun was shining. I did a lot better than someone that didn't even come or try. It's a beautiful day to just be out and moving. I learned how far the run was so I can try that same route again and have a better idea of how far I'm going. I'm fat but not out of the game yet. I have a co worker diagnosed with ALS, he will be in a wheelchair as soon as next week, I will most likely not. I found a stroller for my dog at a yardsale on the way home. I have a roof over my head, food to eat, a good job with people that care.
I guess it's not so bad to run really far behind the barbies.....it gives me alone time to remind myself of all the things that I need to give thanks for..........
Hope you are having a beautiful day wherever you are in your Spark Journey!