I have been running off and on for, should a dare say, almost 20 years! It surely doesn’t seem that long. My body screams it really has been that long…as I grabbed the bottle of Motrin before I headed outdoors this morning. Later this afternoon I’m sure it’ll be screaming for more when the first batch has worn off.
Now, as most of you who know me, know I’ve had to battled with my weight my entire life, I’m not a rock hard skinny mini. Shocking I know. Hehe.. I’m ok with that and have been for some time now. Along with my battle of weight, I’ve battled depression for just as long, not to mention blood sugar issues, sorry to disappoint those who thought I was ‘perfect’ …haha, just kidding. Anyway, the one thing that has always helped is EXERCISE. Almost everyday I’m up and the third thing I do is slip on my workout shoes. It’s not something I throughly enjoy doing, I like how I feel when the workout is complete but the act itself is questionable. It has become such a part of my life my girls wake up say “good morning” then ask “did u work out yet?” if I don’t already have my workout clothes on.
Why am I tell you this. Well we went out of town this weekend, I forgot my workout clothes. I felt like crap! I felt ugly. So this morning, I put on my shoes, took the girls out and ran 4miles. It felt so good…minus telling the girls to stop yelling at each other and get off the road ;). The feeling of the pounding on the pavement is different than riding a stationary bike, or swimming. It’s almost as if all the frustrating thing in life are pounded away with every step. The soreness in my knee is a reminder of the years spent going in circles, how far I’ve gone and how far I still have to go. A reminder of how much I need to exercise to maintain a health body and mind. It simply feels good to feel good, even if I feel bad. 🙂
Nope. I’m not going to say “get out there and start running. Exercise!” what works for me, works for me. We are all different people, have different needs and different motivations of why we do what we do. What I hope is you find out what motivates YOU to find what makes you feel happy.
Ps. I wrote the above this am and it’s now 3p and I need more Motrin. 🙂
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