I wish I was writing this post to tell you all about my magical transformation and new love affair with running.
I wish I was here to tell you all that I have found a new passion and that my life has been forever changed.
And I wish I could tell you that I run like the rest of the gazelles on my team.
But… In all reality, every run is still a mental battle.
The wind still makes me ears freeze and I have to wear something called an ear bag to prevent the worst frozen ear headache
We have to make nose-blowing stops for yours truly- thanks to my allergies
Bugs fly into my eyeballs
My arms run into the garbage cans every Monday (trash day).
And with every run I secretly try to find a way out
Instead, I have chosen to call myself a gazelle in training.
I choose to put my best acting skills on and pretend to like running. You see my friends, I have made a decision and have committed to training for this crazy new adventure. Let’s be honest, I have also announced my new goal to the whole world and there is no way out.
All complaints aside, there are two things that are keeping me going:
- I am making progress! I can run further than I could two months ago and I can tackle hills better than I could two months ago! Also, I am ahead of my training schedule. I am now running around 4 miles three times a week. This gives me encouragement and make me proud of myself! Woohoo!
- I have the best running buddies ever! Really! I do! We have a no excuses rule and we hold each other to it! No matter what, we have to run at least three days a week with each other. We have also promised to not leave each other behind on our runs. We start every run together and we finish together. One of us is always feeling better than the other and we use this as a push and as encouragement. We laugh, complain, tell stories, question our sanity and we celebrate every run as an accomplishment!
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