November 29, 2009 Archives – The Shrinking Jeans of April


November 29, 2009 By april

I hate to run.  I’m just being honest here.  I’ve always hated running.  Hang on, let me back track.  If running involves a ball on a court or field, then I enjoy it.  In fact, I enjoy it a lot.  I love the strategy and competition that comes with sports that involves running.  Actual running, I’ve never understood.

I’m not going to say that I’m learning to love running.  I haven’t.  I actually kind of hate every.single.second. while I run.

So, why then have I bought a pair of running shoes?  Why have I asked for running gear for Christmas?  Why have I been running?

I love the struggle that goes on within my mind while I run.  I love the fact that my mind is screaming “STOP! YOU HATE DOING THIS!” while my body is saying, “I KNOW we can do this.  Let’s keep going!”  I love the, “She’s insane…she’s running for FUN” looks that I get sometimes when I run.  These are the same looks that I used to give people.  I love possibility that someone MAY see me and that MAY inspire him or her to take the step and become healthier.  I love the feeling of accomplishment that my mind feels when I’m done.  (Even though my mind was the one screaming for me to stop.)  I love the that this is a challenge for me, and that even if I get to the point I may not feel challenged, I can always up the challenge by running a further distance.

And THAT is why I’ve been running. )