Loving the Run and one of her posts inspired me.
So last night I stopped reading. I laced up my running shoes that have been hiding in the back of my closet and set out on a mission. At first it started as just run to the park. But I got to the park and was feeling good being out there and finally doing it. Suddenly I understood why all these runners do it. It just feels good, all the stress of the day just disappears and suddenly everything just feels like its going to be okay.
I kept going, alternating between running and walking, until I got to the end of the road and turned around to head back home. I installed Runstar on my phone to track my run, and was very surprised when I checked it upon entering my apartment. I thought I had been out there for hours running and didn't feel that I had gone very far. Turns out on the first run I had gone just under 3 miles in 50 minutes. Now I know that it is not a lot, but it gives me a very good starting point. I want to focus here maybe running this route a few times until I feel that I can keep going.
I may have to say good bye to my Wii boxing, I might have just found a new therapy.