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Running for my life

Monday, November 12, 2012

Over the course of my running "career"...all 3 years...I understand when people refer to running as their therapist's office. When I run, my mind is free to wonder and think about anything, everything, or nothing at all. When I run, I come home feeling accomplished, proud, refreshed, energized, even if I am tired. I can handle better what the day throws at me.

I've been doing a lot of thinking and I'm tired of my short temper, irritation, worry, stress, etc. I love the way I feel when I run (and so many times I don't want to start but once I'm out the door, I'm feel great!). So.........I'm going to run more! I am also going to look into meditation. I can't just leave a situation and go for a run when things get hairy so I think meditation can help. Anyone else meditate? Any suggestions? Good reading?

Aside from mentally and emotionally feeling better from running, I love the way my body feels, even the bunion pain! Ok, I don't love that but that's a battle scar from running (I think) and KT tape is really helping. My legs look great too. I want to get better and I need to get the rest of my body in line. I am looking to work my body to become a better runner by putting more focus on my core and back, as well as crossing training in the pool. I am running my first half marathon in May and I want to be well-prepared and have it be a great experience. 13.1 miles is longer than I have ever run (my longest run has been 7.5 miles, I average 3 milesa run). I am ready to become a Runner of Steel!

Running is always on my mind. I want to run always, even though I am not a great runner. Running has become a huge part of my life and I owe my life to running.
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