For as long as I can remember, I told people "I can't run." But in March of 2009, I decided that this was no longer an option. From my first 5K to my second half marathon, I've endured my highest highs and lowest lows as an official Runner. This year I want to embrace running for something beyond times and distances.

Running is so much more than merely getting out there. I want to get out there and love it.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

running at dawn A'OK with me! I've always had a lot of trouble exercising in the morning. I think it has something to do with being a slave to coffee and the inability to do anything functional without it. I gave up coffee for Lent 3 weeks ago, however, so maybe that helped this morning. Again, this was a very invigorating run as it was probably around 45 degrees. I got a couple minor stitches though...I think because I didn't have Mandsi there to set a pace! But I did my little breathing trick and within 15 seconds it was fine. It's totally stupid, but I just have to remember to breathe when I run. You wouldn't think it'd be so difficult!

I know it's only the second day, but I'm still having a great time! I find myself VERY much looking forward to these little runs! Like I find myself bummed that I have to do boring Twist Step tomorrow after work ;)


  1. You'll probably grow to really love morning runs! I never did it a lot, but when I would it was just so cozy and refreshing to be out in the morning. Especially in the summer before it would get all hot and humid. Plus, you go through the rest of your day knowing that your workout is already behind you - and it actually motivates you to work out again in the evening and have a "double workout"!! FUN! I'm jealous of your running. I'm pretty sure Silly Baby would find a way to kick me in the face if I went running!!!

  2. Yeah! I think you're right! And yes, especially in the summertime since it won't get dark and *cooler until like 9!

    Hahaha!! Yeah Silly Baby probably doesn't want to be all sloshin' around in there especially when there is less and less room every week!!! BUT! Walking rocks too and maybe one day you'll take a run pushing the stroller for extra exercise!! Kinda fun :D