Friday, May 13, 2011

15 and counting

I am slow these days, but I am committed. I know if I can just get these last pounds to leave off already, that my speed will increase. People far larger than I, make running look easy.

I'm telling you it's never easy for me. Maybe that's why I do it. It's that daily pounding, the wind in my hair, the sun on my shoulders, the music in my ears, the chapstick on my lips, the gum in my mouth (I hate carrying water), the sweat beading up on my face, the visor on my head, the alone time, the not-thinking or the thinking-about-everything time. It's all that.

That's why I do it. Plus, also I want to wear a bathing suit and not be self-conscious this summer. So there's that.

4 comments:

Heffalump said...

I used to be a runner, back in high school. It was time to just run out all my emotional angst. I loved it. Weight sure has a way of making me not love it so much anymore! I keep thinking that someday I will get back into it...
Congrats on the 15!

M-Cat said...

Those are all things that wiegh into why I run. There is nothing else like it at sunrise.

radioactive girl said...

I started running because I hated it. I tend to do things that I'm either scared of or hate, just to prove I could if I wanted to. Running somehow stuck, and I ended up loving it. Now I haven't run in so long that I am going to have a rough time when I can again.

Good for you for getting out and doing it even when it isn't easy!

susette said...

I want to lose 15 more pounds too! Help, how are you going to do it? I have been running since the end of December and it's not helping. I even am going to run a half marathon in June and think I would be faster without this extra weight!