What a great idea for a thread!
Your skin comment isn't weird, I get it!
My husband and sister in law have been runners for years. I was very resistant. That is a severe understatement.
Originally I started this program because I wanted to be able to run with my husband. As the weeks have gone by though, I find myself wanting to do it for whole other reasons. Reasons I never expected.
It is ME time. It feels good to do so much more than I ever thought I could do. It makes me feel important to myself. I'm always very busy being important to other people and putting myself dead last.
When I'm running (and I use that term loosely because I'm not really running very far- YET) there is only me and what I'm trying to accomplish. That's it. A single minded, focused effort and I'm the only one rewarded for it. It's mine. I'm actually beginning to feel quite protective about it.
I love how clear minded I feel afterwards. My brain feels faster. My reflexes are quicker. I opened a cupboard door yesterday and a little bottle of vitamins tumbled out. I caught it midair and a month ago it would have hit me in the face before I ever knew it was falling. It's almost like I'm connected to my body again when I had the switch turned off for so long.
This is getting too lengthy so I'll stop. But thanks for starting this thread. I hadn't put into words yet how I feel about it, even to myself.
| current weight: 178.0