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Chasing the sun

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

For reasons I can't explain I am in love with the idea of running. To be a runner. To run. To strap on my kicks and head outside to run thrills me.

Yet ...

I have the heart of Jackrabbit but the ability to run like an elephant. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I POUND the pavement. I am not, by any means, light on my feet and/or quick.

Yet ...

I've completed numerous races, some running some walk/running. I love race day. The start. The finish. The middle. The burn. The thrill. The energy. The everything. So I keep entering, showing up, participating and taking home my "Precious."

Yet ...

I stopped really trying to run. I stopped. Sure I walk. I walk quickly and I walk everywhere but I don't run. Not these days. Unless running for the bus to take me home counts?! No? Sure feels like ... *GIGGLES*

I've dropped some significant lbs since I stopped and with that comes the whisper. The one that says, try it again. Let's do this. The whisper has gotten loud enough for me to download the C25K program on my Ipod. It's now there taunting me ... daily. O_O

Last night I looked at my personal calendar trying to figure out where I can put in the time. The when! I already do three days a week of ST and that has got to stay on the calendar. ST really is where it's at for fat burning. We're currently readjusting the schedule as my partner is feeling like she needs a complete day off to do nothing but nothing so has proposed dropping Sunday ST and putting it on Tuesday night. I am agreeable as long as it stays on calendar.

Yet ...

I'm having a hard time figuring out when to fit in three days of running. Oh, that's just silly talk ... I KNOW!! *FACE/PALM*

Here's what I'm dealing with:

1. Sleep ... getting up earlier in the a.m. just doesn't work for me. Ya, sounds like an excuse but the reality is this ... I'm not a morning workout person (I've tried it any number of times) and to try force it sets me up to fail. *FAIL*

2. The Mr ... he is lacking in the support category. To hear him whine about my absence after work before he has to go to bed (he works at 4:30 AM) drives me to frustration.

IF my Sunday's free up and I don't have ST that day then I can get out there and start moving my feet. That leaves two days to fill. For beginners and I'll be a newbie again, it is recommended to have a break between running days. I guess, that leaves me Wednesday and Friday.

Here's the question I ask myself ...

"How bad do you want it?"

Bad enough to jump up and down and make it happen.

I'll be chasing the sun for awhile while I'm getting my running legs back.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KAB7801 3/28/2013 11:08PM

    Do it for yourself

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PEARLJGURL 3/7/2013 8:57AM

    The heart of a runner is what makes you a runner... Not speed or lightness on your feet!

Good for you for starting it up again. Even if you just run when you can. That is better than nothing :) You will probably need extra protein but even if you did a little jog before or after ST, prob before. Or if all you can do is once or twice, do that to start. You might not progress as fast but my guess is a couple successful runs and you'll have the Bug and will find the time purposefully because it makes you feel great.

I relate to this 100% because I too used to do 5ks and such. I have been wondering how my weight loss would impact my horrible excuse for a running style :) Been feeling lighter when running after my kiddo so it's promising but I'm scared of messing up my loss. Good luck and have fun!

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