(Original Post Date 7-21-14. Reposted not just because its Monday, but because I went back into training mode again today. That means running, working out, eating right and staying away from the bad stuff.. well maybe a little wine because it has resveratrol (omg I think I was calling it rohypnol, lol, big diff n maybe I should rethink the wine) Well ANYWAYS reading it today helped motivate me to go out into the freezing cold this morning and run and I feel great because I did. Happy Monday Motivation! You can get right back on the horse too!)
When I first started learning running it took many months just to be able to run long periods without stopping – and to learn to breathe properly. I started by running 20 seconds at a time (I’d count, in my head) while running with my dog Max. Then I’d feel like my heart was gonna explode! It was actually all about exercising him (if I never mentioned that before), since we have a tiny yard and no dog run. Gradually, seconds became minutes, minutes became a half hour, etc. For the first year all I did was count seconds, omg… I got up to ohh thousands (the insanity of that –I look back on now). Hey, I didn’t have an MP3 player yet- and my Discman (omg haven’t seen that word in a while), while great for skates was a bit bulky for running. Anyways, for a long time, it was “fake it till I make it”. You just keep pushing through the crap days and weeks.. and then one day, the breathing kicked in, the body was strong and I got that high, that distance and felt what running was all about.