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I lost that loving feeling...

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

I have been back sliding for about 3 months now if not longer. Not enjoying my running and not caring what went into my mouth. I kept telling my husband that I needed to find my way to enjoy running again and while I was finding some enjoyment in running with my 11 year old who is training to run her first half in March it was still a struggle because she is much faster than me.

Last week the running club that I am part of put out a notice that they were needing more volunteers to help mentor and train the kids to run their first half in March. This really was the answer for me as I needed somewhere to commit myself to and that would force me to get out and away from my desk.

Today was the first day and although it was tough (these kids run without rest breaks and I run using the Jeff Galloway interval method) it was a day that I enjoyed immsensely. I am so excited to see the journey that is put out before me and although I have now run 2 full marathons and 30 half marathons since March 2011, I had lost that loving feeling for myself and for running and today I found it again.
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  • FORZACHANDMATT
    That is soooo great
    1948 days ago
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    Awesome blog! What a great message. Sometimes you just gotta get out of your own head and reach out to others. Thanks for that.
    1948 days ago
  • LOPEYP
    That's really great! It was a win-win for both you and the kids! emoticon
    1948 days ago
  • HGSGUY
    Good to see you back at SP!

    I think you found the perfect way to get back into running and share the enjoyment of it with young runners who, with what you help them learn, may grow to live a healthier, fitter life! I hope that you find the part of running that filled you with so much enjoyment a couple of years ago.

    I have not run much at all this year. I have rune the last 7 days in a row as part of the Runners World Holiday Streak Challenge, where you do a run streak of every day, Thanksgiving through New Years. I hope it gets me going again!

    Have fun running!
    1948 days ago
  • CHICAM
    So happy you have found your spark that you needed. We have to want this to be able to move forward. It is hard but nothing is easy especially the good things. We are all in this together giving each other strength. You can do this. emoticon
    1948 days ago
  • JAMBABY0
    you can do this
    1948 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    have a great day
    1948 days ago
  • KEEPITUP4LIFE
    That is so awesome, I am just learning to be a runner and love it.

    Susan emoticon
    1948 days ago
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