Don’t worry, I am. But let’s get serious for a minute here.
I kind of snarked on running two minutes at a timeyesterday, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since I hit “publish”.
I’m a very sarcastic person by nature. I know you’re all probably shocked by this news.
The truth is, I’m thrilledat this point to be running any amount of time at all, be it 30 minutes of 2 minutes of running and 1 minute of walking, or 10 straight miles. This whole injury/recovery process has been a really humbling experience for me because I think at a certain point I started to take running for granted. I was naturally decent at it, and so I pushed and pushed and pushed… and fell apart.
I had pretty grand plans for this year in terms of running, and being injured has shelved every single one of them. It’s taken a lot of back and forth inside my brain, but ultimately I’m ok with that. Am I still going to mentally fall apart from time to time? Yeah, probably. I’m a pretty emotionally driven person. But overall I feel like being injured has taught me to really appreciate a lot of different aspects of my life.
Running 30 minutes of 2 minutes running, 1 minute walking soundslike a walk in the park. Even as I’m typing it I mentally am thinking how easy that little of running is. But honestly, it’s hard. Especially because I’m correcting my running form in the process. I’m sore in places that I’ve never been sore before from running. I’m out of breath after 10 minutes of run/walking. I’m sweating up a storm after 45 minutes… and only 20 of those minutes were spent running at a pace that is not usually a fast pace for me. And honestly, I couldn’t be happier.
On top of that, I can’t even begin to describe how grateful I am for all of y’alls support. It’s been incredibly moving, and I am filled with an amazing gratitude for the blog world and for all of you people out there that have offered words of inspiration, sent me encouraging emails, and tweeted me to congratulate me on finally getting to a point where I’m doing any running at all.
There’s no real point to this post, other than to say THANK YOU and to say that even if I’m not running marathons right now, I still love running. You guys are awesome.