Thursday, August 9, 2007

Motivated Running

This afternoon I put on my jogging clothes and headed out. As I did my warm up walking, I rehearsed in my brain all the reasons I run. For health reasons. Ok, but walking is still healthy. For the endorphins. That is a laugh...I wish I had the endorphin thing kick in even once but it hasn't at all!!! For the weight loss. That has been nice, but for all the months of running I have done I have lost only several pounds and not one change in my jean size. For the newly emerging muscles that have long lain dormant. I like 'em but still not enough motivation. To get away from the huge black flies that have picked up on the fact that a juicy warm person is in their vicinity. Yep! That was all I needed. Not only did I break into a pretty impressive jog, but I kept it up even after I left those flies in the dust because I knew that they were just biding their time, waiting patiently for their opportunity to annoy the tar out of me.

Big D. is home from work and he is heading out the door for his run. I told him if he wasn't motivated to run yet, he would be in about 3 minutes.

3 comments:

spaghettipie said...

Yea, I keep thinking I'd like to run, but so far, I only run when someone is chasing me. Maybe I need to move into your neighborhood...

Kellie said...

So proud of you for keeping up with the running! I know it's not easy.

Also, in all the years I have been running, that is the most unique bit of motivation I have ever heard. But if it works go with it!

Kellie

Anonymous said...

Proverbs 28:1 - The wicked man flees though no one pursues...

That is the only verse in the Bible I can find about running.

Big D