I have been a runner now for three years and I have come so far.
I worried about every single little thing.
how fast I was going
how slow I was going
how fast my friends were going
how slow my friends were going
will that ache and pain turn into an injury
if I eat this that and the other, will it affect my run
what should I wear
am I a *real* runner if I do run/walk
should I listen to music
can I run
will I ever lose weight from running
if I miss a run, then I will be *behind* in my training
I can't do it
I don't want to do it
I won't do it
My oh my oh my.
Three years. 5 5K's, one 5 mile Turkey Trot, 2 10K's, a mud run, a duathlon (run/bike/run) and 4 half marathons later.....I have become a much different runner from the over-analytical, too-much thinking, negative-Nelly runner that I WAS.
Embracing the way I run, enjoying the outdoors, loving my body for what it is able to do and not
Pushing beyond my before-perceived limits, both mentally and physically.
Embracing me for being ME.
I cannot wait to see what 2013 brings my runner self.