Tuesday, March 24, 2015

03/24/2015 Starting to move past the sickness, stretching the legs

Well, I think I am getting better.  This virus/cold/sickness, whatever, that is affecting all of us at least a bit, may be moving on.  I feel physically a little better, definitely less irritated.  I just stretched the legs out a bit for a half hour walk and got the blood flowing.  

I can actually fathom running again, so I must a least be a little better.  I hope to attempt a run either tonight on the treadmill (now that I can get to it again, damn furniture is finally gone), or tomorrow.  I know that I am chomping at the bit to get out and run.  I cannot wait to and want to start seeing some real gains.  

I fully believe that anyone can run, depending on medical considerations of course.  It is important to let go of how fast or slow you think you are.   How you cannot possibly begin to think you could run even one mile, let alone 3 or 5 or 13.1 or 26.2.  It is important to remember that everyone is a beginner at some point and that with a little effort (sometimes a lot), you can get better.  You can find thousands of stories online and in print about people that didn't run and now are doing marathons or 5K's, whatever.  People who were like 400 lbs. that are down to whatever because they started running and eating better.  The key ingredients in all of those stories are determination, perseverance, goals, etc.  

Go for a run today.  Even if it's your first ever or first in 30 years, know what it makes you?  A runner, plan and simple.  Then, repeat...

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