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….
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
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
we were not…
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?