07 January 2011


Two days ago, I wrote about the dailymile website. I got to run this morning and am always eager to log on and add my accomplishments to my total mileage. What an encouragement to see that number increase every time, even if it is just a little bit at a time. That progress is so encouraging to me. Seeing others running much farther with a much faster pace. And I hope that I am an inspiration to others when they see me go run so early in the morning.

For three days, my right knee was bothering me - from my run three days ago. Even this morning, I was laying in bed debating to talk myself out of running. But I got up. And when I started running and feel that fresh air go through my lungs, I felt good. Good about myself and good that I made it out of bed. I ran very slowly at first; eventually I sped up to my normal pace - whatever normal is?! Well, I felt enthusiastic. My knee didn't hurt; it doesn't hurt now. I am glad I took it easy and listened to my body, so I wouldn't pay for it later.

What it does for me? I get motivated!
 And that is all I need. Do I have goals? Of course I have. Goals and dreams. I would like to be able to run without issues of pain. The trade-off for getting up so early and go running is the energy that I have for the rest of the day! It is surprising and wonderful. Also I hope that doing any kind of exercise will help me to stay healthy. In general of course, fighting colds and such, but also against this big evil invader called cancer. 
In the back of my mind, I always thought I would be running in the NYC Marathon once..... but of course, that is a dream. I have been a runner for a long time, on and off running. When I saw the marathon for the first time ten years ago, I had this image of myself running through the five borrows myself. So I guess one of those goals or more like dreams is to run that! In the meantime, I would love to run a 3K, and then a 5K, and then a 10K, and then maybe a half-marathon, and then...... - I guess I want to say is to work myself up to a real marathon, one day....


C. Beth said...

VERY exciting dreams.... :) And I'm glad the knee is feeling better!