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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Yesterday was a big day for me.

I never ever thought of that I would run for anything but my life.
I had always looked at people running past my house as crazy people. Why-oh-why would you ever want to run around for leisure? My leisure time? I prefer wine.

Dave asked me if I wanted to go for a run with him. He has been training for a 5K for about a month now.
I started training 2 weeks ago. Not thinking I would go very far, I decided, "Hey, what the hell? Just try!"
I started my training on the treadmill going 2 miles less than 23 minutes, not to bad, I thought, considering I haven't run that long since high school.
My second run was exactly the same, and this is the session that I realized that I felt pretty damn good afterwards!
The weather finally broke yesterday, It was 70+ degrees (!) with little wind.
Perfect day to start my outdoor training.
Dave had our route all planned out & the Runtastic app was ready to go.
We started down the street , and I must say I felt really, really good. Dave let me set the pace since this was my first. All throughout the run, I was so focused on breathing and pace, it hit me that, I was outside! And I'm not wearing a down parka and snow boots up to my knees! What a realization that was!
The skies were blue and the birds were chirping, It was truly a beautiful day, we haven't seen a day like this in MONTHS! I also found 40 cents and a marble on the road. This feels like a treasure hunt! But I won't tell what my husband called me!

I am happy to report, that I beat my husband's time. My time was 37:20 and his was 38:12.


Not that this was a competition, but I was very pleased with myself and Dave was very proud of me. Although, he did call me a slave driver because I got too far ahead of him at one point. Sorry Dave!

So today I sit here reflecting, If my ankle allows it, I will continue to run. I truly did enjoy it. I guess I'm one of those crazy people now!


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    crazy is GOOD!!!! keep up the AWESOME work and thanks for your comment and encouragement on my blog. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2624 days ago
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    This is great!!!! My friend just started runing too ... I told her - " I remember the feeling"... 15 years ago, I never thought I would be saying "I am going for a run".

    Guess what, Welcome to the club : You are a RUNNER!

    Keep up you good work... When you will find it hard to have the motivation to go, come back to your blog and remember the feeling... Now, when I don't feel like doing it (and I have my days!!!), I look for support or I look back and I give it one more try - I am never dissapointed because it is afterall workout that will keep me moving toward reaching healthy goals.

    Have a great week... and long weekend.
    Sending positive energy your way! emoticon
    2625 days ago
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    2627 days ago
    Awesome, Juju, Awesome!
    But you are one of those crazy people who is 40 cents and a marble richer!
    Love it!
    2627 days ago
  • KONRAD695
    It may seem strange to some,but there is this Zen quality to running. Sometimes I will go out and run nice and slow, looking around, day dreaming, and just enjoying it. These are the runs/jogs that leave me at peace. Hope you can find these every time.

    BTW- so very happy you enjoyed being outside. Soak up every ray you can.

    Stride on my friend, Konrad
    2627 days ago
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    2628 days ago
    I ran outside for the first time on Friday. Felt great. I am doing the 5k training program and really enjoying my accomplishments. I am going to be one of those crazy people too!
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    2628 days ago
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