Saturday, February 21, 2009

Training again













The Winter Racing Circuit is in full swing. Two weeks ago, my friend Mandy and I ran the 5K. Today was the 10K and we had the pleasure of taking yet another crazy running lady with us to the fun--our new friend Melissa.

For years I preferred to run alone because it was my escape time, nearly sacred for the effect it had on my self confidence and mood. Also, it's totally hard to run and talk! I supposed I could run and listen but for me keeping quiet would be harder than regulating my breathing during a chat!! I began tolerating running with others when I hit a totally unmotivated stage. I couldn't get my lazy self out of bed except when I was beholden to someone else. Now I love, love, love to run with other people and I have a handful of girlfriends that drag me along their path to accomplishment. Sometimes we run with each other, sometimes we start together and go our own way/speed but it's always great.

7 comments:

Russ said...

I don't know how anyone is self-motivated to run alone. With you guys up north and Scott in Peru, I'm struggling to run consistently.

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Kristen Gregson said...

I'm so impressed by you accomplished runners. Running is so hard for me. It kicks my butt! I want to learn to enjoy it but, for now, I'm just learning to tolerate it. Maybe when I get stronger/faster I'll get that "runner's high".

Mandy said...

I Love that you let me in to run with you and that you still let me tag along! You inspire me in many ways.....running is just one if them :)

Colett's Corner said...

Hey Rita, What's that beverage you are holding : ) Wish I had one : (

Melissa said...

It's great that you have found a way to keep yourself motivated, to run with friends! Maybe that's what I need to get myself running again:) good luck with the training!

Jenny said...

I am impressed that you run. I would like to train for a 5k some day. But know right now I am not ready. I need to first get walking. I get tried just walking to the school and back to pick up my children.