One step closer…..

27 Mar

First off, thank you all for your support yesterday! I loved hearing from other runners who have gone through the same thing — it always helps knowing you’re not alone!

I do think my poor mom got excited that I had been dating someone….

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She knows me so well. And I really need to work on my avoidance of awkward situations.

And my dad knew just what to say, too….here’s a snippet of his email that almost made me cry

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Yeah, I have the best parents.

Through writing that post, hearing from other runners about their experiences and also realizing running isn’t the end all be all, I was able to get over my stubbornness and go for a short run this morning. Sara [who is still gung-ho about running this race btw (wide eyed emoji)] and I planned a “running date” and it helped motivate both of us to get out of bed before 7am and run for the first time in a long time.

The scenery was pretty

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we were not…

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I did a slow 3.5 miles and it was okay — I survived and I didn’t hate life. The last half mile was rough, but by the time I was in my apartment foam rolling, I was happy I did it. So there it is….one step towards finding the joy in running again. It’ll come!

p.s. how much fun was that poll yesterday???!  (I might have been the only one to get any enjoyment out of that)

But I’ve decided they need to be used more often when I need help making important life decisions, so here’s todays……


What’s your go-to karaoke song?

6 Responses to “One step closer…..”

  1. Karen March 27, 2014 at 5:42 pm #

    Love you, sweetie!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ (And you may not sing "Unbreak My Heart" unless Haley is there to sing it with you, so I voted for "Country Roads"!)

  2. eswartz4 March 27, 2014 at 6:44 pm #

    unbreak my heart for sure. your ability to hit the high notes is simply amazing 😉 and the bar will give you a standing ovation!

  3. Linda March 27, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

    You are amazing! Just love your blog….

  4. ruralrunningredhead March 28, 2014 at 6:25 am #

    I love those post-run selfies. Too funny. And I’d like to hear the crawling out of a bar story. 🙂

  5. Chocolate Covered Race Medals March 28, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    oh my gosh the picture texts — love em.

  6. Kerrie March 29, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    Love the texting! 🙂 Hope everything is alright! 🙂

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