Thursday, March 17, 2011
Two days ago, I laced up my sneakers and went running for the first time in four months. Okay, maybe it was closer to five months. Each fall, I attempt to make the commitment to continue running through the winter months. Last fall, I even made sure I had the clothes so I couldn't use that as an excuse. Then it gets cold. The snow falls. And I hibernate.
This week, Spring has made her grand entrance. Hello, Spring! Feeling a bit doughy, my body is in the mood for a run. I'm not sure how I'll do but I don't care. I just want to run. Plus, I have the right clothes for an early spring run this year due to last fall's preparations.
Cross the road, down a few blocks. Up ahead is the cross walk where I have yet to have a car stop to allow me to run across since we moved here five years ago. Good, I'll get a little breather at the beginning, just to judge how I'm doing. Darn. The one polite driver in all of Burlington and he is at my crosswalk. Courteous driver or sadist? I haven't quite decided. I'm leaning toward sadist. So I keep running. And I keep running. And I remember how much I enjoy running.
So at the beginning of this running season, I make another commitment to keep running through the winter this year. Last year I made it to November and I have already starting running in March, a month earlier than usual. Maybe I will make it to December. But don't worry. you won't see me running on Christmas Day. That's one commitment I know I can keep.
Posted by Tara at 6:29 PM