Running. Trying to run.
Gasping. Stopping. Whining
Two weeks off.
Of gastronomic proportions.
Eating. It all.
One with the couch.
Gasping. Last one in at run’s end.
Feeling bitchy about how easy it doesn’t feel.
Round the corner.
Head down. Eyes to the ground.
Glint. In my eye.
A car. Parked. The door opens.
Eyes still down, in view are two rubber stoppers.
Those things at the bottom. Bottom of crutches.
Two stoppers. One shoe.
I have two legs.
Run. Run. Run.
Dig deep, woman.
Heart rate picks up. Pace picks up.
Still last runner in.
On two legs.
Quit your whining.
This memory, from a few months back upon returning from our Paris trip, is still SO vivid in my mind, in ME, and was triggered by yet another lapse in momentum.
About a week ago, I admitted that I had given up on running some time ago, only to find that I really miss it and that I am making it my mission to see if I have any of the run left in me.
I’ve made good on my end of the deal and I have to say, it feels as good as I remembered. I will never qualify as a stand in for The Flash, but neither will I be representing the tortoise when he goes up against the hare. I’ve always been a middle of the pack runner and I think it’s safe to say that some things never change.
I am completely ok with this undeniable truth.
My goal is 30 miles in 30 days; I am a firm believer that if you want to add something healthy, something positive, into your life, do it for at least 21 days and it becomes a habit, or at least not such a struggle. On the flip side, if there is something you want to take out of your life [Cheez-Its perhaps?], stop doing that behavior for at least 21 days. By the way, I haven’t had one single Cheez-It since the middle of May. Honest. What Cheez-Its? You mean the little crunchy, crispy, salty yummy, cheesy little scary orange crackers? Oh, right, those.
So, my theory is that if I can churn out 30 miles in 30 days, running might actually become a habit again.
You, my dear bleeps, are here to help hold me accountable. Look for this little update in posts now and then. I am 7 days into my challenge so far and here is my update:
So far, so good. I am on track but the best part is that it feels good, I end my little runs looking forward to the next one. The early summer mornings are cool, crisp and fresh and that fresh start helps me get through the rest of the day.
So, this week’s treasury is all run inspired. There are some fantastic and creative items out in Etsy-land for you runners or for the runner(s) you love. Find the treasury in Etsy, or take an easy jog right here.
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