Monday, May 19, 2008

It really is going to be ok

I know I only mentioned my running, or lack there of, briefly in yesterday's post. Mainly because I didn't want to sound whiny with my zero interest in anything running. I kept wondering to myself how I could to from being completely excited and a little bit obsessed, to wanting nothing to do with it. And no, it wasn't my vacation, I started feeling this way about a week before that. Or maybe it was my vacation, and I was just putting my mind in vaca mode early. Regardless, I'm sitting in my office right now, and the only thing I want to do is go for a run. I keep day dreaming about my path, about my legs getting so tired. But instead I'm trying to get back into the work swing of things wondering where in the heck file R0054787F is. Seriously, I think a good 4.5 miles would be perfect. I would probably do 3 on the flat path, and then 1.5 on the hilly path. Can't you just about taste it? I can!!!

And back to that training group I was thinking about joining, but was too scared. I'm going to save that one for this winter. I think it will be good for me to have something more serious to keep me going through the Michigan winter. Right now though I am going to joing up with a regular ole running group. There isn't a coach, there aren't serious training plans, its just a Saturday morning run that starts at the zoo, and then an evening run some night during the week from Johnson Park. And there are even walkers in this group. It sounds very friendly, just a group of people running/walking together.

Moral of the story, I think I'm back on board, or at least in the process of climbing back on board. And its all going to be ok.


swimbikerunnap said...

I think my favorite running metaphor is that you have to run like a river-- sometimes you'll be able to go with the flow and cruise along effortlessly, other times you'll hit a bend and have to navigate around the corner, and sometimes it'll get dry and you'll have to walk around the river and hop back in when the water starts flowing again. It doesn't matter if you walk around the dry spots as long as you do hop back in!

Jillian said...

Wow...couldn't have said it any better than that (swimbikerunnap)! Glad to hear you're getting back into the swing of things. No one said this was going to be easy - but it'll definitely be worth it. You should be proud of how far you've come already - most people would have quit weeks ago.

Theresa said...

Good work letting the running bug catch up with you again. You should stop by our place before or after your runs at Johnson Park. Its only about 10 minutes from our house.
Oh, and I check your blog religiously every morning. Thought I should let you know that too.
Good Job,

Amy said...

Thanks Super T! Support from my friends means everything! Are you guys going to be able to make it on Saturday?

Theresa said...

Of course we will be there. We wouldn't miss it!

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