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.