Saturday, December 3, 2011

the best part of my run...

Is when I'm able to come home to this...

Today's run felt really good.  I might have actually even cried on mile 4.  Yes, I admit it.  I would like to think it was because I fell, or a body part was hurting but NO...I just cried.  I think the emotions were strong today because for the first time, I wasn't thinking about when the run would be over. I wasn't thinking about what body part was aching, I was just RUNNING.  I felt totally alive and could not believe that, although I had been on this weight loss journey for a long time, my running was terrible just a year ago.  It was awful in the beginning.  I think I might have hated it.  Now I love it.  I mean, I could barely run 1/2 mile without feeling weak and having to stop!  I'm serious.  It is TRULY amazing what our bodies are capable of.
Get out there today and make today a day for a GREAT workout!  A run, walk, workout at the gym, swim, bike...whatever, JUST KEEP MOVING!

5 comments:

Sarita said...

Congrats on reaching that milestone. So important to keep ourselves healthy. I run about 2 miles a day and I need to do more but just don't have time!

misszippy said...

That's such a great feeling--what a gift running is! I had an awesome run this a.m. in a relay with my daughter. Nothing better!

Katie @ Will Race for Carbs said...

I love hearing that!!! Isn't it great when you cross over from dreading running to craving it! I am about to go insane being sidelined and I can't wait until I get to run again!! I am pretty sure I will be crying too!

Elle said...

Marissa... so happy for you! Love this post!

Wahoooo... and great picture, too.

Hannah said...

Love this! It really is amazing what are bodies are capable of! I remember the first time I got that amazing "runners high" it was an Aha moment, I finally understood why people enjoy running LOL. So proud of you!

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