Back on Track

The good thing about running is that the start-up costs absolutely nothing.  Aside from a decent pair of sneakers to get started, all you need is the desire.  I thought that after being away from running for over thirty days, it would be hard to get started again. Was I giving up on my dream of running a half-marathon?

It’s true, once you start making excuses for why you’re not going out to run, each day it gets even easier to not go. It almost makes you afraid to get out there and get started again. I was nervous, but my desire to feel the freedom and get back on track outweighed my nervousness and most importantly my excuses.

Today is a beautiful day. How often do you look up and see nothing, absolutely nothing but clear blue sky?  The deep blue greeted me this morning at 7 a.m.  After the summer heat almost scared me away, 62 degrees was just the right temperature this morning to don my sneakers, throw on some shorts and head to the track. Even better, the crowd at the track had thin considerably. Not that I mind other runners, in fact I love the camaraderie, but today I needed a moment to get myself together. I ran some, walked some and managed to go 3.5 miles. Maybe my time wasn’t the greatest. Maybe I did more walking then I would have liked.  Maybe my Nike app seemed too happy to see me, but I don’t think anyone was happier than I to be back on track.

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5 thoughts on “Back on Track

  1. Good for you Diane. I will be following your journey, cheering you on. You are so right. When working toward a goal you have to be mindful of the “what the hell” effect. When you miss one day you say “what the hell” and miss 3 more.

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