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Happiness is (I never thought I'd say this) running.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Had a great time running tonight... for the first time, I just felt like I could keep going and going. I didn't concentrate on my breathing, or how long I was going, or how far. I just listened to my music, singing along or dancing along with Baby Girl Cassey (who has learned to pump her fist in the air to certain music, bop her head, and scream along on occasion) and looked at the neighborhood going by. Most of the time, I was going slowly, and some of the time, I was going VERY slowly, but after the warm up and until cool-down time, I was running. Even when I stopped at intersections, I jogged in place.

I only got out of breath when I sang along with a song. My knees did get a little shaky, but it was most noticeable afterward, during cool down, and it served as a great reminder that I needed to stretch when I got home--which I did. I felt like not getting hit by a car was narrowly managed a couple times, and I was blinded a few times because people around here seem to think that the best way to let me know they see me is to turn their brights on.

It didn't hurt me. It didn't kill me. It didn't even seem that hard--and tonight makes a first for that. I actually enjoyed myself, and I revel in the fact that I was able to, and... you know what? I'm already looking forward to doing it again.

But for now? A shower. And perhaps a celebratory cup of coffee.
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    This is fabulous!! emoticon emoticon
    1580 days ago
    You ROCK!!!

    1580 days ago
    Are you wearing reflective stuff when you run. Most running shirts and shorts have reflective parts to them. A regular t shirt may not. Also light color clothing is better. Not to say that drivers won't still run you over but it helps them to see you. When I run continuously running is easier. After a long break it is always better to start up slow. Congrats on meeting your goals. Running does not have to be difficult. It is easier than many people expect. Many people on Spark Run.

    I started running in high school I ran track I ran cross country 5ks. I didn't run on a college team. Now that I started back up I miss running on days that I don't get to run. It is great aerobically. It helps me lose weight and keep it off. It helps me clear my mind.

    Congrats for doing this with your kids too. It sets a great example for them.
    1580 days ago
    There is a reason they call it a runners high.
    1580 days ago
    Great job!

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    1581 days ago
    Good for you! You must have discovered the runners' high!

    1581 days ago
    So happy for you! You have such a great outlook all the time. emoticon
    1581 days ago
    Awesome! Keep going! emoticon
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