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Thursday, May 31, 2012

The pavement and me

I went out for a run last night. My first run in I-don't-know-how-long. It felt fantastic.

I say I don't know when the last time I ran was, and it's true, I don't, but if I had to guess, I would say it's been about 2 years. Sad, I know.

Especially when I was so good, so into it. I even trained for and ran a half marathon. This was before getting pregnant, back in September 2008.

I finally feel like I have some time to dedicate to myself and my fitness. I have never been so out of shape as I am right now. It's discouraging. My body is not what it used to be and I've been turning a blind eye long enough.

The yoga I've been doing isn't enough to get me back in shape and I have no desire to join a team sport like I used to. Now is when I learn how to get myself into shape for me, by me. And running is how I'm going to do it.

Besides, what do I need to run other than a good pair of shoes? Nothing.

My first run felt great. I went not even 2 kilometers and had to stop to walk twice but I'm happy I went. Happy I took the first step. And maybe tomorrow I'll take another. Another step towards reclaiming me. It's about time.

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