Hello Everybody! I guess if you are reading this, then you read my facebook note so i don’t have to catch you up. For everyone who hasn’t read it, here is the short version. I am running a marathon in honor of my dad who passed away. I will be tracking my progress, how my training is going, my good and bad days, etc. This means a lot to me, but it will be interesting to look back and see how far I have come.
The first run in a while:
Today was my first day of spring break and I had already decided that I was going to make time for me to fit in a few runs. I started running the summer before my sophomore year, and I fell in love. The feeling i get after i run is better than any drug (not that i would know how being on drugs feels like haha) but you get my point. I decided to get off the couch after eating my very delicious organic cereal, and get ready for my run. Now all the runners out there know how hard that first run is after you haven’t run in a while. Or for any sport at that, you know that first workout or practice isn’t going to be the most fun thing to do… but you gotta start somewhere. I laced up the shoes and headed out with my ipod on shuffle. It was cold and windy and after about a mile, i questioned if i wanted to keep going. I ran another and decided that I didn’t want to kill myself on my first day back, so i headed back. The wind made it hard to breathe and my ears hurt from being cold. I would still consider it a good run, but i wish the weather conditions were better. I mean hey! It is my spring break… I think i have a right to want it to be warm.
Hopefully tomorrow will be better though and hopefully my lungs will be a little more relaxed.. Bring on the Sunshine!!!!!! :]
I can tell how out of shape I am from how hard my lungs were struggling to keep up with my legs. I haven’t ran in a while and i have a million excuses of why I haven’t but this is where the excuses stop. If you ask me how my training is going and i start giving you an excuse, i give you permission to call me out. Remind me that I can do it!
The first day is always the hardest….