Let’s start today off with a word of advice. If you haven’t done lunges in a while, maybe start out doing 20 or 30. DO NOT try to do 100 after doing mile repeats. I usually don’t mind being a little bit sore. In fact, I like it. It makes me feel like my body is changing and getting stronger. But this is soreness on a whole new level. Like I can’t get out of my car or sit down without assistance level. I look like an 85 year old woman hobbling around. I even thought about getting one of those motorized scooter carts at the grocery store yesterday. Okay, I’m being a little dramatic. But seriously…. wow… lunges are no joke.
I obviously took the day off from running, but was able to catch up on a lot of things I’ve been putting off. I went grocery shopping, cleaned the house, walked the dogs, cooked dinner, chatted with my bff on the phone for a while, and even got started on a new running playlist. Sometimes it’s nice just to catch up on everything.
As I was cleaning the house I went into the guest bedroom (aka Dixie’s room) to put some clothes away. Last time I came in here this quilt was nicely folded on the foot of the bed. My dog thinks she can do whatever she wants.
Now let’s do a little Throwback Thursday. Here is one of my favorite pictures from high school track practice.
I have no idea who took it or what I was doing but I do know I was probably avoiding or delaying practice and not listening to my coaches. This was how I used to think of running most days – as a chore. I was talented in high school but didn’t push myself to reach my full potential.
I’m so glad that my perspective on running has changed since then. Even though there are still some days where I just want to lay face down on the track, I am thankful for every day that I get the opportunity to run. Thinking back on those days when I didn’t really love running makes me love it even more. Does that make any sense? It’s like when you let something go and then it comes back to you and you know it’s meant to be. Now that’s deep.
Do you ever feel like you have a love/hate relationship with running?