|On the way to the gym|
I remember in elementary school we had field days where we had a full day outside doing all sorts of fun activities. One of which was an obstacle course on a track. I would have run that course most of the day if they'd let me, but they only let us run it twice each field day. TWICE. I still hold some bitterness from that, apparently!!
So, when I signed up for the races I'm doing this summer, I determined I am going to run the extent of them. I started slowly, and in March began with a 5k walk. I've been in and out of the gym and on the street since, working up to running the full 3 miles. My endurance is almost there, and I have a week and a half to this next race. The adrenaline that comes during a race makes me think this will be one that I can run! I love how running feels like flying to me. No matter what's going on, how cluttered or messed up your head is...running clears it up and after a few minutes you're only focused on moving forward and breathing.
Today, on the treadmill, I was zoning out and listening to my workout mix. Normally it's a good background to whatever I'm thinking about, etc, but today was different. Today the music was my motivation, it affected my pace noticeably, and when certain songs came on, I wanted to be this girl:
Alas, I lack the confidence to do this, but man I wanted to! Today was a boogie kind of day for me. Topping it off? I ran more of my 3 miles than I have before!