Monday, August 17, 2009
I Want To Go Running!
Ever since I've had my baby, all I have wanted to do was get back to running. I really miss it. I went for the first time on Saturday. It was good but not great. I could feel every. bit. of. me. jiggle. Ugh. And as I was driving home from errands just now, I saw a super hardcore runner (it's 108 out) and wished it was me out there. Well, first I laughed at him cause he was one of those fruit loops who does lunges and jumping jacks on the corner while waiting for the light to change. But then I wished I was out running just like him. Anyway, it made me think, "Was I really the girl who would go running almost every day?" "Was I really the girl who could run up South Mountain and back down again?" "Was I really the girl who got up at 3:30 a.m. in the summer to go for a long run before the sun came out?" "Was I really the girl who ran 2 marathons?" "Was I really the girl who ran a 7 min mile?" Don't laugh at that last one, that's actually fast for me, okay? I realized that girl doesn't seem like me right now and dang it, I really want to be that girl again. I'm doing my best to find the time but it's so flipping hot right now I would probably pass out if I ran during the day. I don't have any new running buddies in my neighborhood yet to run with me at night and the early morning is out for now. Like I'm really going to get up at 5 a.m. after getting up at 12 a.m. and 3 a.m. to feed the baby. So like I said, I'm doing my best to get out there and I'm just going to have to be cool with that until things change. I really was that girl once, I swear.