running down a dream

September 14, 2011

i’ve been running lately.

there. it’s out in printed word. i guess i finally have to admit: i’m becoming a runner.

{melodramatic-think drew barrymore-sigh}

this is meaningful only to those who know me well. there are two things i detest: beets and running. and i’m not quiet on either of these opinions, nor respectful of those who differ from mine.

i used to think a lit bonfire in my pants {now don’t get naughty, i’m talking a literal fire you scamps} would be the only thing to get these feet skipping faster than a 1.5 m.p.h. speed on a treadmonster. zero incline of course.

but something happened when i was in mexico this summer, in an effort to lose the rest of the world and its problems, i found my gait.

a stride which steadies my breath, narrows my focus, and reigns in my anxiety.

i can’t run for very long. pain sets into my usual spots.

but those minutes are precious. preferably without distraction, just me, my headphones and my monster.

the music varies according to my mood and what i need, but without fail lissie is always somewhere on my playlist.

wednesday happy to you m’loves.

  • excellent! i fear for what my mental state might be if it weren't for running. And as long as you keep at it, before you know it, you'll be going out farther and farther and all those pesky little kinks that might make you stop now will totally disappear. good for you!!

  • I never thought I'd like running but I do. And I miss it right now — I hurt my knee a few weeks ago and it's still not fully back yet. So it's the elliptical for me for the time being.

  • Funny, I was a runner back in college and then yoga girl for decades, but lately am thinking it's the only thing that may really do the trick. I think it's a good compliment to yoga–my long time teacher Gurumuck runs, lol and she's in her 60s. I have no excuse.

    xo mary jo

  • i'm with you. never thought i would enjoy running. it was my demise in PE class, but i've come around and an am enjoying it. you couldn't have said it better. it really does reign in the anxiety and those minutes are so special.

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