A word that sums up my running?
Hmmm. Hard to get just one, but I’d have to say: happy. (Just don’t ask that question at 4 am when I get up.)
Don’t get me wrong. It’s not all rainbows and unicorns over here…There’s plenty to be stressed about with work, meeting deadlines, family, house and getting things done… plenty to fill my plate and then some. With running? I’m happy.
Just finished my first month of breaking off from my running club. And it feels great. I have NO regrets about leaving (the drama) of the former club and feel a sense of freedom that I haven’t felt in a long time. AND, bonus, I’m running better than ever. It’s a bonus that my run bestie left with me because we’re training together and making it fun. Go figure. I just finished another strong week of 30+ miles and topped the week off on Saturday with a fast 12-mile run in gorgeous weather with one of my favorite people. I LOVE running with my bestie on Saturday. It really makes the whole weekend.
I’m not afraid of running of forging my own path. I’m a strong runner for the first time mentally and physically, and I know that now.
Sure, there’s goals, but for now, just taking one run at a time. Is every run good? Good grief, no. BUT, I’m pretty happy that on a given day, I get that run done because in the end, that’s all I want: to run.
I don’t have anything to prove. ‘Cuz I’m free to do what I want, any old time. If I want to push myself, I do. If I want to back off, I do. Pretty straight forward, right? You would think. But when some people are analyzing my run or race or constantly making it a competition, it’s a drag.
I’m running for me. That’s it. And I’m happy with exactly where I am. Could I get faster? Perhaps. Will I get a two-pack of abs instead of zero? Maybe. Should I put the three lemon bars down? Probably.
Seriously, though. I’m grumpy cat in so many other things.
What sums up your running?
I’m linking up with Marcia, Patty and Erika for Tuesdays on the Run. Linking up with Holly from HoHo Runs and Tricia at MissSippiPiddlin for the weekly wrap-up. Thanks to these hostesses for their wonderful linkups and letting me be part of the running/blogging community.