Trying Not to be Comfortable

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I am doing the run a 5K for rookies program. Ick. It is hard. I don't like running. Need to run today and I am dreading it. However, it got me thinking. In so many areas of my life, I give up because it is too hard. I wear clothes that are too big because they are comfortable. I pretty much never wear high heels because they hurt my feet. I think about it and I'm kind of amazed at how much I put comfort at the top of my priority list. I don't work out as often as I should because laying on the cough is SO much easier.

But why should everything be easy? Why should everything be comfortable? I need to step out of this box that I have put myself in. Yes, running is hard. I may never enjoy running. I may never be a runner, but damnit I'm going to run this 5K. For once in my life, I am not going to quit, no matter how hard it is. I will keep at it until I get it. I have no health problems. I have no reason to quit. My legs are not going to fall off, nor are my lungs going to explode. Being strong, healthy, and active are more important to me than weight loss. Although, i hope and expect that weight will come off if I run. I want to keep up with my kids. I want to prove to myself that, even though it is hard, I can do it.

Okay, now I have to go out there and do it.
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