Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Why?

This morning, I asked a series of questions in my head while I was running. They all seem to be related somehow.
"Why are all of these people up and moving around so early in the morning?"
"Why is it so peaceful to run by the river?"
"Why would I want to run/walk anywhere else?"
"When will the weather be cooler?"
"When will my shins stop hurting?"
"What am I going to have for breakfast?"
"What do I need at the grocery store?"
"Who do I have to call today?"
"How many loads of laundry do I have waiting for me?"
And the ever recurring question, "Why haven't I exercised in over 5 years?"

I don't have a good answer for the last one. Every "reasonable" excuse that I have used in the past half decade now sounds feeble. "I got pregnant", "I travel too much", I'm too tired", "It's so nice to sleep in", "I don't have any time". Exercise is great, running is awesome - I have been sleeping better, I have more energy, and somehow I even found the so-called elusive "time" ... so what has taken me so long to remember all of this?

I'm still working on that one. Maybe I'll figure it out on tomorrow's run.

1 comment:

Tonya said...

Hey Lisa,

This is wonderful news. I am very proud of you. This is wonderful. I would love to run a marathon, but I don't think I have it in me. Maybe I'm scared. However, in the interim I am in my first adventure race this weekend at West Point Georgia. This is a team event which includes Mountain Biking, Trail Running and a Team Canoe race as well as an obstacle course event and mystery events. Maybe after this is over I will contemplate increasing my running. KUDOS to YOU!!! BTW, I run every Monday and Tuesday here in Vinings before work. I can relate to your comments about the heat, I began training just after July 4th. I will try to keep up with your weekly blogs. THIS IS WONDERFUL OF YOU!!! My Dad had Mantle B-Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Take care of yourself during the training - Tonya