Sunday, March 28, 2010

I was Run-nin...

Where to start... I've been running lately. Just yesterday I put up my first double digit distance ever... 13.74 miles... until then I was anywhere between 4 - a lil over 8 miles for one run. I've been sharing my runs on my facebook as a way to keep myself accountable to myself. Someone mentioned I would benefit from having a blog, which I have - so I'm sharing ;).

At this time I am not training for any particular event. Basically running to run and relieve the stresses of the silly rat race. So I guess I'm training for the rat race lol that I would not run if I didn't have bills to pay. Being from the midwest and having a general notion that people are decent and coming to the east coast have been an eye opening experience. That and it's definitely given me a thicker skin which I hate, but it's either that or constantly get my heart squished and beat up. No thank you. Granted it still happens, just not as often as it used to.

Right, so I'm running to run, to feel alive. I've heard the slogan "change your body, change your mind" and I believe they go hand in hand. My hope is that as I progressively get stronger day by day I will be more head strong too and able to brush off the day a bit easier as I leave it in my tracks.

I always like to ask people, if you run... why do you run?


  1. Change your thoughts, change your life!

  2. Fascinating blog, and congrats on your PR distance! I completely understand the feeling; I remember when I first biked x miles in a day, then y miles, then z miles. . . . Chasing your potential is a lot of fun!

    Interesting point about being from the midwest. I'm a proud Minnesotan but have wondered how I would fare in another part of the country. As long as your thick skin is not a mask of who you really are, you're okay.

    I like your last sentence. When I see people out on the road or trail, I think, are you training for something? Why are you running/biking?

  3. Hi & congratulations on your progress! It's so true about the mind-body connection. I have depression & it affects my energy as well as my physical capacity. However, when I'm feeling good enough to get some exercise, it's a huge help in further improving my mood. I do my best to do something physical every day just to stave off episodes, and losing a decent amount of weight in the process has just made it better! :D Anyway, I think you've got the right idea!

    I really hope you find some east coasters who will help restore your faith a bit. I've done a lot of traveling & it's a different culture out here to be sure! I'm from & now back in upstate NY - not technically east coast, but close & some of us are very nice... :)

  4. I love the background on your blog :) Running is not something I enjoy - walking is more my speed.
    Have a wonderful day!!


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