Yes, that is right. I ran (my training run mapped out by Rob) 4 days in a row. What?! Never thought that would happen. Every time I think I just want to warm up a little and then do my other strength training I just feel like running. So, I do. I expected to be so sore that I couldn’t move and I was sore, but actually running is keeping me limber. Is that normal?
Today I wish I could have run outside but my schedule was packed all day and I didn’t feel like running in the dark. So, the treadmill it was…but at least there were no mishaps on the treadmill.
I was a little stressed out when I began to run. I discovered that running is a great way to release pressure that is built up in your mind. As I ran I began to release each of my concerns from the day. I released them by remembering who is control – God, not me, and I asked Him to take my burdens from me and I prayed for each of the people I love who are going through a hard time. I got a lot of praying done during my run. What a great combo! Running and praying. Another fun discovery.
I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday and we were discussing how to know you finally “made it” as a dedicated worker-outer. I think I still have a long way to go. But, I see progress! Six weeks ago I pretty much had to drag myself to the gym or to any kind of physical activity. I made about 2000 excuses in my mind why I couldn’t make it…but little by little I just kept going. Not sure what magical moment it started to turn in to an actual desire to go, but I’m thankful that it did. I still argue with myself about going sometimes, but it’s a lot easier to get my work out in regularly. I think about the “seat belt law”. Before the law I may or may not have worn a seat belt when driving. Once it became the law, I was constantly having to remember to fasten my seat belt. Now I don’t even think about it when I get in the car, I just do it. It’s automatic. That’s how I want working out to be in my life. Something that isn’t even a discussion, it’s just something I do. Will I get there? Well…I sure am gonna keep trying!
Tip of the day: Don’t give in to giving up. Just keep talking yourself into doing something. Find what works for you. Even doing a walk around the block every day to start is a great thing! Then one day just be crazy and walk 2 blocks. Before long, maybe I’ll see you out running with me! YOU CAN DO IT!