After a gloomy weekend the weather has finally turned around! It was a crisp 55 degrees with bright blue skies as I headed out today after work for a short run.
I am very happy to welcome spring back. I don’t tend to do very well in the winter. [Vitamin D people, try it.]
I hate the process of getting ready and usually try to convince myself I don’t really need to go. After a lot of self-shaming I get my butt out the door. I love the first two minutes, hate the next ten, and then love it when I fall into a groove. Usually, all it takes for me to fall into said groove is to have some tunes going that allow me to just clear my head. I think running literally saved my life in PA school, there was a lot going on, constant travel to see my hubs, and stress over mounting student loan debt, that just getting out there, pushing myself, and hearing my mind slow down was so KEY.
When I run my mind nearly always follows the path to appreciation. I always feel so thankful that I CAN RUN, that I have two legs and a heart that are strong enough to get me around the neighborhood. I start to think of all the awesome things in my life, my totes adorbs hubby, friends, family, puppies, our cute old house, my kick ass job, etc. I honestly can’t think of a time I went for a run and started to list off all the negative in my life.
I need more of this. THIS is why people run.
Because after the first few minutes of suck,
it shows you how much your life really rocks.
Getting out there to run today reminded me that I need to be happy about the process. I admit fully that I am a control freak. I am a planner. When things are out of my control… it really shocks me. Shocked that I didn’t get my way despite all my best efforts.
I need to appreciate the moment that my life is in RIGHT NOW.
I will never get the opportunity to live this again.