Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you are having a great week.
I’m feeling some running talk today and post about just keeping it real.
So let’s be honest—>
I talk a lot about how much I love running on this blog.
I reminisce about moments like this…
and especially this…
Especially that one.
I could wax on poetically for hours about finding the elusive runners high on mile 4 of an 8 mile training run.
About how running without any electronics makes me feel like a big kid.
Or about how running in a tutu rocks.
Running brings me so much joy. It keeps me grounded, fit, strong, happy and allows me to eat way more chocolate and carbs than I should.
I run and train for all of those good times.
I have plenty of days where my vocal chord dysfunction and my lungs just don’t want to play nice and I literally can’t catch my breathe.
I’ve had to stop and walk up one of those stupid hills mountains in my neighborhood more times than I care to talk about here.
Running isn’t always as easy as I make it sound on this blog.
The other day I had a run where I literally could not get my breathing controlled. About two miles into the run I had no choice but to stop and walk. I was going to walk straight home and give up, but I decided to try again. The second time I started I had similar results and again almost gave up. I tried a third time and finally got enough rhythm to finish out my three miles. As I got back into my driveway I felt an overwhelming sense of satisfaction.
But regardless of how easy or hard a run is, running is always worth it. Every run teaches me something about my limits, my strength and my heart.
I am willing to work through those hard runs because it reminds me that I am strong.
So no… running isn’t always easy. But it is always worth it.
And that’s the honest truth!
See you back here tomorrow for the Top 5 Posts of April!
Is running easy for you?