Thursday, June 4, 2009

life & the run

i am trying to get back into running. i wish i didn't have to try. i wish it was more like "i decided to start running again and am a total pro." but then of course i suppose i would miss out on that conquering feeling that i so love.

the other evening as i was running near our neighborhood i was thinking how much running seems to correlate with life. i have always had a habit when i run that if i feel like i am going to die and i just can't run anymore, i look up ahead and find a focal point and that becomes my "just to there" mark. when i get there if i'm still having that feeling i look ahead again and set another destination. sometimes it only takes a few rounds of this game before the exhaustion is subsided. sometimes it takes a handful. but all the same if i set my goal little by little i can keep going. and once i reach the overcoming point i can enjoy myself again. i can focus on the wind in my hair and the feel of my pulsing adrenaline.

i feel like that's how life can be. we hit hard times and just think "if i can just make it out of this than _______________." and bit by bit we muddle through. and even though we get to points that we can hardly see a way through, if we keep persisting we find that we can and there is usually something wonderful and unexpected waiting on the other side.

and one reason why i appreciate running even more now that i'm a mom: quiet time.


Anonymous said...

I have never liked running...I don't know why, yet I think now would be as good a time as any to start liking it for the very reason you mentioned...quiet time! :)

Mary said...

I'm no runner. Once I start bouncing along, it's hard to get everything to STOP bouncing!

{our happy nest} said...

haha haha! :)

Lizzie said...

great post. i feel the same way, i even say the same thing "just to that light pole and i am done!"

good luck getting back into the running game :) oh and i finally figured out how to add buttons on my blog and put yours there!

{nicole coombs} said...

Yeah Mama! I missed running so much while I was pregnant. I just started getting back into the swing of things Monday and Man it felt good even though I am way out of shape and am easing my way back into things it surre did feel good! I cant wait till I can run with my mom. Hopefully soon!

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