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Just let me catch my breath...


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Okey dokey, so today I went for a run for the first time in a while...

It didn't go so well.

Everyone always tells me "why bother running unless someone is chasing you?" Fair enough, and believe me when I say I see your point. There is just something about running though that relaxes me, and gets me back into the swing of life. However, my LOA from running has left me back a few paces. It was a tough go this morning, and I ended up walking the majority of it.

I tend to place really high expectations on myself, so walking most of my run ended up frustrating me more than I already was (and let's just say I may have woken up on the wrong side of the bed). Then I had my realization for the day...

Getting up and going for that walk/run was more than I had done the day before, and that's all that matters. The fact that I did anything is what counts. Yeah, I know this isn't a groundbreaking discovery or anything, but it allowed me to accept that I have a limit on what I can do. Do I want to move past this limit? Hell yes I do! It just makes me want it more, despite the fact that I'm not being chased.

So my question to you is... What is your opinion on running?

Much love, Samantha
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LOSING4LASTTIME 9/11/2011 10:58PM

    I started running in May and have fallen in love with it. Congrats on your walk/run today, keep it up and you will be back on track in no time.

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BAGGIERRA 9/11/2011 10:37PM

  I guess my opinion would be that I have always wished I was able to run...

Being a larger women (and child) has caused some damage to my knees and prevented this so far but I still hold out hope. If you can and you enjoy it do it with all your heart.

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