I am not running. I am getting close to be 2 weeks since last time when I ran. As you can imagine my training plan is ruined and on 18th of October when I will run Hytteplanmila I can forget about improving my time.
What happened ? Well, I think all together … life happened ! Injury, things to do in the house … we are moving soon … course … I started a course and that takes a lot of my time now … and I can´t ever forget that we are rehabilitating a dog. And the dog demands a lot of our time. So all together … I could not run.
And I get sad. I am sad I haven´t run.And when I get like that I think that last year … around this time I started running. And I would run 1 km and die. And slowly I build distance and when I got to run 3 km without stop I felt so good ! And I continued running and meanwhile I ran a marathon.
And that is where I wanted to get. I started running almost 1 year ago. It was september 2013. In the last year I ran more than I ran in my entire life ! I trained for a marathon and did one. I am registered for my second marathon and I am looking for other races to fill my 2015 !
After a year of running I can say this was the best thing I ever done. Till this moment I was thinking that quitting smoking was the best thing, or traveling was the best thing I ever done , but for now I can say that starting running was the best thing I have ever done in my entire life.
It is good for me physically and mentally. Give me the opportunity of meeting great people and see fabulous places. I have more stamina, I am more dynamic and I would say that I am calmer overall ! I lost weight and even more important my weight is stable as we speak. I had problems with my weight being very fluctuant … I could of gain 5 kg in 2 days and lose 7 in 3 with no problem. Now I am stable at 90-92.
I am happy to write this. I am happy that I can write this with only 32 years old. I am happy to be able to say this after I have smoked for 13 years of my life. Some years ago I would of never thought of running a marathon.
I am looking forward to write about something even better than running. But till than I am happy with this !
And I am no longer sad that I will not crush my PB on 18th of October , and I am no longer sad that I am not running for 2 weeks. I am a runner, I ran, and I will run again. But sometimes … LIFE interferes ! But will get back at it and once we move I will create new routines, and discover new places to run !
Happy running !