My first day back running...
Monday, February 04, 2013
The sidewalk doesn't care you've been gone since September. Your running shoes don't ask where have you been. Nothing notices you've been gone. The air is crisp as your feet hit the ground. A private concert plays in my ears, following each step. Keeping my heart beat steady, keeping my feet steady. I know why I started running to begin with. I start slow. I start walking, then jogging. I stop every three minutes. Trying not to overdo it. But it feels good. I missed it. I missed running.
So today, I started with my Kinect fitness game and did what I would usually. (Running and Cardio Boxing) and felt pretty good. But I wanted to do more. I wanted to try running again. Frankly I was doing running for a couple of months last year, but stopped when I didn't feel successful in my first 5k, and had sliced the bottom of my foot. In all honesty I was disappointed in myself despite doing 10 minutes better then usually. But I was comparing myself to the other runners. I wasn't comparing myself to the fact that I was doing better then I had ever done. I was doing fitness mess up number #3. Comparing yourself to others. But you can't expect yourself to do as well as seasoned runners, or even as well as anyone else. The only person I need to beat is me, and my expectations.
I just have to say, I'm glad I ran today. And that's one thing running has always done for me, is I feel happy, satisfied, and I feel proud.
And thee last one just for funnies: