Running…Me?

Hmmm.  I’ve always hated to run.  It hurts my chest.  I exercise regularly.  I can swim the length of a pool (slowly), and can lift a good amount of weight.  I walk every day and love to bike.  But I hate to run.  I find now that I’m sober, I’ve been reborn and just want to try everything again.  I pass all of the runners on my way to work.  I read about many of the “running sober” blogs out there.  So, yesterday I downloaded one of the “couch to 5K” apps and decided to try running.  6:15 am this morning I said goodbye to my confused husband and sleepy dog and did day one.  It hurt – just like I thought it would.  But it also felt good to complete something I set my mind to try.  I’m going to do it again in the morning and I’ll let you know if it still hurts.

Hugs!

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3 thoughts on “Running…Me?

  1. Awesome to hear! Amazing how we get renewed in all parts of our life, eh? ambition comes alive again and our bodies and minds follow. The spirit guides us where it needs to go. wonderful stuff to hear that you are embarking on. Christy from Running on Sober has mentioned that couch to 5K thing to me a few times (hint?) – maybe I will think about it now that I see you’re doing this.

    Blessings,
    Paul

  2. This made my day to read this!!! Yay!!!

    I want to hear all about it!

    I’ll be posting a fitness/running update on Tuesday, stop by and let us know how your first days have gone. I started with c25k too, and running has been one of the best things to happen for my sobriety.

    So happy to read this! Christy

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