Oh so not a flattering photo. I began my training on Tuesday - training for my second half marathon. I haven't ran since October - not even a run to the mail box. I am running a half marathon the first weekend in May. I may be crazy.
The first run was brutal. I ran a hilly trek through our neighborhood - ok there are only like 3 hills - but they seemed like mountains to me. But I did it - my first run in 5 months was a hilly 3.3 mile run. Was it fast? Nope! Those 3.3 miles took me 37 minutes. That's ok - it gives me room to improve. And really just being out there again was what it was all about. I time myself for curiosity - I don't care how long it takes just as long as I do it.
Even though it was brutally hard at points - I forgot how great running is. It is my time to re-center. I dump the negative thoughts. I count my blessings - I have so much to be thankful for. I let all the wonderful possibilities in. What a wonderful stress reliever it is. So I say hello running - I've missed you.
3.3 miles down - only 9.8 to go.
Are you running? Want to share your training tips or stories or mental status while running? :) I'd love to hear!