The other day Candie suggested that I should write about running. As usual, she's right. :)
So, I have been keeping up with my running. I've done all of it on the treadmill in our garage so far. I know, I know, running on a treadmill is not the same as running outside. I'll get around to it, I promise. Maybe this next week even. I finally went and bought an arm band for my ipod, so that'll help things. I should make myself a running playlist. Any suggestions?
Anyway, the running has been going fairly well. It's rough sometimes, especially on my "long" run days that really push me. I've been doing those runs on Saturdays and will probably continue. So, for example, today I ran 6 miles. 6. MILES. I know to a lot of people that's kiddy play, but to me...it's amazing. I am sore now, but I've learned it'll be fine tomorrow.
Sometimes I don't feel like running, but I do it anyway. I run 4 times a week (this week it was 3 miles, 4 miles, 3 miles, 6 miles). It's really hard to fit into my schedule sometimes, but I've made the commitment and I like what it's doing to my body. I like how much stronger I feel week after week.
Sometimes I feel like I'm not sure if I can do it, but I just keep telling myself I can. And...I do. The one exception was yesterday. My running all got pushed to the end of the week, so I had to run yesterday and I didn't get up and do it before work, which left me with the only option of running right after work...in 102 degree weather. It was rough. I only made it 2.5 miles (out of 3), but I figure it's ok just that once...plus, it was HOT.
Well, that's a lot of words for one post. I'm grateful for a body that works and for the desire to push myself.
Oh! I finally decided on a 1/2 marathon I think. A couple of friends suggested I go with them to the Santa Barbara 1/2 marathon (well one of them plans to run the marathon) on November 1. It's a little later in the year than I'd originally planned, but I think it'll be good.
Now, on to working on some of my other goals (I did do a little sewing today, so that fits into the creative, right guys? Right?). :)
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