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pounding pavement

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

All day at work yesterday I was talking about how today is the day!
Today I will start running outside!
Today I will wear my new shoes!
Today I will start my weekly training schedule!

And then the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon
I was glued to the tv and I didn't run.

I have so much admiration for marathon runners
any runner really.

Their motivation
Their focus
Their stride

I've signed up for 5k races before.. only to drop out of them

I'm sick of not being the athlete that I have been known to be.
Today I ran
I came home from work
got ready and ran
It was amazing
I feel amazing

I'm taking this tragedy as a sign for myself
No more wasting time wishing I could be a runner
No more being self conscious about people seeing me jiggle
I felt pride in what I was doing
I was running around my neighborhood in broad daylight

All 240lbs of me pounding the pavement..
..that is awesome!

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