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man, getting back in the saddle after taking so much time off has been hard.

i did two short runs last week, but i took lots of walking breaks, and honestly i didn’t feel like they were legit runs. and then on saturday, i literally got all my running gear on, got in the car, and started driving, but then copped out and went and ran (ha!) some errands instead. my logic being that i would just run on sunday after i went to the gym.

all day saturday i just dreaded sunday morning. not because i had to run, but mainly because i was worried i was really going to have to force myself to run. i really hate the feeling of not wanting to run. which is weird, i know. i mean, i think i’ve proven to myself that i’m capable of running any race i set out to do. so it isn’t anything performance-wise. no idea what it is. maybe, and this might speak to a number of other factors of my life, i feel like i “have” to do so many things (yay responsibility!!!), so when i “have” to run, it makes me get all angry and angsty, or angstgry. but anyway…

i did the run, ran a little 4-miler on the treadmill, and felt pretty good about it. hopefully this will really get the ball rolling. especially since there’s still an outside chance that i might run a marathon in hawaii. it’s a really really far outside chance… but it’s still a chance.

2 Responses to I RAN AGAIN!

  1. Jeff O June 16, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

    “So you’re saying there’s a chance?!?” I feel the same way… if I find myself in a position where I feel or I’m being told I HAVE to do something I think I go out of my way not to. It can be tough to push through that mental block and just get after it. I’m struggling with that now as well. Maybe I’ll start wearing my running gear to the store too… seems like a good first step.

    • Larry June 16, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

      i was literally thinking of dumb and dumber when i wrote that last sentence. LITRALLY! (i spelled that wrong on purpose)

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