Friday, March 14, 2014

And She Ran...

YES! That DID say RAN!  Ka-BOOM!  

Lets put one thing out there...I am NOT..I repeat NOT a runner.  In fact I have two horrible knees.  I mean seriously horrible.  In fact, wait hold on.. let me go remind Siri to remind me to make an appointment to finally get them suckas checked out.

Ok so here's the thing. Once upon a time around age 14 I ran and I loved it.  Not sure why, most likely it was to meet boys at the nearby elementary school, but to tell my Mom I was "running." (Hey now come on no judgement.) But I really did like it.  It didn't last long, but I do recall I sort of enjoyed it.

A few months ago I got a bug up my butt to try and jog a little on the treadmill.  I started slow, I mean turtle slow.  3 mph, bumped it to 3.5, added in a few minutes of 4 then a little 5.  I never really enjoyed it and the next day I was sore as hell.

But now my next mini goal is to sign up for a 5k, no biggie just a little color run or something.  So a couple weeks ago I started really pushing myself to get ready for that.  Really trying to last longer, make better time etc.  Then I did the unthinkable... I tried it outside.  So I was run-n-ning (yes that TOTALLY was a Forrest Gump voice) and I realized I really liked it.  Something clicked.  It was weird.  Like an "I enjoy this smile" came over my face. And some sort of motivational song was playing in the background and the world just felt right.  Ok ok I kid I kid.  But I suddenly felt strong and empowered. Bleck.. right?  Who likes to run?  Never me, I like to eat!

So fast forward to this morning, I woke up with some major motivation.  Not sure where it came from, but I will take it.  I got dressed, grabbed my pink beast (my polar heart rate monitor) took a shot of pre-work out and pumped up my jams.  

It was dark, a little chilly and quiet and I was ALONE.  Many won't understand the concept of alone.  I am NEVER alone.  I mean actually seriously NEVER minus Thursday car rides too and from work. This divine aloneness and this ability to just clear my mind in the dark sky and street lights was honestly... wait for it...... 

MAGIC!  

It felt amazing.  It was ME time.  Yes the gym is me time, but their are people every where then they come and get me and ask me to wipe a butt or someone turns their head when I accidentally start singing out loud. 

This was different.  This was peace.  OMG I am weird. Anyways this was my best time EVER!  Seriously not a runner or anything, but it's fun to challenge myself and it made for a fantastic start to my day.  

I did however, have a semi heart attack when my damn shadow popped out and scared the shit out of me as turned a corner.  Opppsss sorry to the people my scream woke up!  And NO Mom nobody ran me over, but thank you for your concern. Mwwwahh!


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