Go for a Run

Maybe it’s because I know I can’t that I want to so badly, but, I am in the mood to go to the park on a beautiful day with some good music and just run. Hey, if you’ve got the functional body parts right now, do me a favor and go for a run! Nothing beats a runner’s high. Especially for stress balls like me, there is no better time to let off some steam and do some good thinking than while you’re enjoying a scenic run. Of course, I look back on running so fondly right now, but it wasn’t even part of my regular workout routine in the few months leading up to my foot surgery. Funny how we idealize the things we can’t have.   

But, I do want to encourage anyone out there who likes the idea of running/jogging to go out and try it. If you are intimidated by the thought, I know the feeling. Even when I was running long distances, I’d have my reservations, but the second you start, everything changes.  The key is persistence. Start off slowly and keep a goal in mind. If your goal is to run 1 mile, keep on running until you have finally made that mile, even if takes you days, weeks, or months to get there.  Running for 5 minutes will eventually turn to 10 minutes, and, before you know it, those 10 minutes will turn into 20! Since I’ve started this blog, I’ve noticed that there are a lot of blogs that log people’s running endeavors and experiences. Many people have set a running goal, and they log each step they take to reach that goal. Many of them are people who hated running and eventually ran a marathon! (I’m not telling anyone they need to go that far, but more power to you if that’s your goal!)

As of yesterday, I’m finally walking without my crutches! The only problem is, I’m losing my patience in the walking boot. I’m promising myself that, once I’m out of this boot, I’ll pick up running again so I can experience that runner’s high. Enjoy your weekend!