Do you see that sign in the top right corner? Look over. The one that says "My Last Run". It changed! For the first time in two full months! It has been mocking me, daily. Chiding me. Your blog has a subtitle with "running" in it, but you haven't been running, it would say. Yeah, I know. Remember when I started running? When I read the article about 101 ways to get motivated and the number one way was to start a blog? Well, they were right about that. I have felt the pressure.
So, on this day, after eating too much yesterday, I decided to get back out there. It wasn't pretty. I went slowly and I walked off and on. I didn't want to get too sore or overdo it. I know it will take a little time to get back into decent form.
When I ran the 10K race, I was already a little bit pregnant and tired. Afterward, it was easy to convince myself that I was too exhausted, among other things, to run. But I got kind of itchy after a month or so. I was anxious to start up again. Then I felt so crappy that I couldn't muster up the energy.
But today seemed like a good day to hit the pavement. It felt good to be outside. To put my iPod on. To breath a little heavy. To clear my head. To feel my legs working. I felt kind of unsteady and sluggish and my thighs were all jiggly. But. It is always hard to get started, at least for me.
I realized today that this is something I will always go back to. I can't imagine just walking, until I am too old to do otherwise. Even though I hardly went but two miles, I felt every bit a runner.
I have my eyes set on a half marathon in May. Anyone care to join me?