Today was the day! My first day back to running!
I tried not to think too much about it as I got the kids to school this morning. After all, I was in completely different shape the last time I ran. These are some of my last runs before I went to the doctor.
It might not be pretty. Today was not a very elegant run for me. I was overdressed (I know, my running girls can hardly believe it, right?). My pace was all over the place. My wind resistance was gone. I am going to be completely honest with you here. It was not easy today. And 3 miles for me is not a lot. But guess what? When I finished I felt great. Empowered. Alive. Accomplished. It is totally worth it. And from past experience I have learned a bit about the process of starting over for me. My next run will be worse. Slower and more difficult because I will probably be sore. My third run will be a bit better, and by my fourth run I will be back. Not back in mileage, but back to enjoying my run. I will push through because I know it will be worth it. You should try it if you can.
So excited for the rest of my day now. I am off with my mom to pick up something I am so excited about. Maybe this birthday won’t be so bad, after all.
So, I am wondering, will you try running?