After all, you can want to do something more than anything but you still actually have to do it.
Sun is down, shoes are on.
The History of Running
“I run, therefore I am.” This common creed among runners for both sprinters and marathoners alike, presents us the most internal definition of what it means to run. Runners are quick to admit that the run defines them as a person, and for good reason too. A run is a mental battle with themselves, a challenge to keep going when every fiber in their body says stop. It is an act that makes them feel alive, helps relieve stress, and leaves them feeling a little more in control of things at the end of the day. What most runners or people in general might not know, is that the belief that we exist to run, is proving true. When looking at the history of running, from evolution to the sport as we know it today, we have seen many growths: anatomical changes, the development of a world renowned sport, and a growing market for this sport.
There’s something about the chill of sweat as it evaporates off your back. Something in the pitter patter of your heartbeat as it increases to meet the intensity of each step or pump of your arms. Something in the slight sting as sweat drips into your eyes. It’s something magical and almost romantic; and I can’t quite put my finger on it, but each day I lace up it’s this something I’m searching for.
This isn’t my first 5k (my first was an obstacle 5k lol) but I’m sure it’ll be a TON of fun! :)
Superman is running one a week later in Colorado Springs, so that’s kinda cool that we’ll be on the same “training” plan (I’m hoping I won’t actually have to train but considering I still haven’t gotten over this injury and can’t run, I might have to :/).
I can’t wait!
I know I posted about running before the beginning of this month, but apparently my knee still wasn’t better and my attempts didn’t go too well.
This is going to be my official first post-run injury and I’m stoked. Well actually I’m kinda sleepy, but I’m also really happy haha.
I’ve done a few short dashes at Crossfit (like 600m at most) and my breathing was horrible during those, so I’m going to focus on my breathing and keep it at a slowish pace today.
Let’s hope for no pain or anything!
Catch ya on the flip side! :D
It’s gonna be fun! :)
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I AM SO HAPPY I CAN’T EVEN.
My knee was having these entirely random weird spasms of dull pain throughout the day (it might be the weather because it’s about to rain) so I was worried but I didn’t have any pain whatsoever while running. Well, actually that’s not true. About a mile into the run I ended up coming down more on my heel and that really hurt (duh it’s poor form!) so I had to really concentrate on form during the rest of the run. Other than that NO PAIN! :D
I’m going to avoid squats or at least go light on them the rest of the week, but next week I think I’ll be entirely back on my feet!
It’s been two years since Fitboy motivated me into running and changed my life forever. I’m so glad it happened.
I’m so glad I pulled it together and faced my fear of running outside. I’m so glad I got over myself and chose to take up a sport that is one of the greatest.
I never thought I’d be one to run but here I am! And I’ve gained so much more than weight loss and fitness from this adventure. I’ve gained an emotional security not many can claim to have. I have an outlet for all my feelings, and a pillar that is always there no matter what.
Even so, thinking of myself as a runner was a slow process. I kept feeling as though I was infiltrating a perfect world; that at any point someone would stop me and point a finger and call me a wannabe or fake. I thought I wasn’t running fast enough or long enough to be a runner. What I didn’t know was that running isn’t about your speed or distance. It’s not about what records you break, or how many medals you’ve collected. It’s about the determination and drive you have to get out there every day. The perseverance to push yourself further than you did yesterday. The willingness to meet your breaking point and run past it. In that, I am without a doubt a runner, and I’ve never been happier.