I have said it before and I will say it again. I can’t believe I’m at the point in my fitness where I can put on a t-shirt and some shorts and head out the door for a 7 mile run. It’s still a little bit nuts to me. I know I completed a half marathon recently and I was running a lot more training before. But to have completed that and still head out on a Sunday morning to run just goes to show how far I have come in the last year and a half.
And I’m taking this seriously. I have joined a run club in Lawrence on Monday’s and Wednesday’s to help me with my technique. After one week I can sort of “speak the language”. When I started at the gym I felt like a fish out of water. Feeling a bit intimidated by the people going about their routines. Trying to figure out proper etiquette and not step on anyone’s toes.
It’s the same with this run club. It all seems a bit overwhelming at first. Sure I have run, but I was not an athlete in high school or college. This fitness thing is pretty new to me still. Showing up and having an All American teach you how to run can be a bit overwhelming. The difference between before and now is that I’m not scared to put myself out there athletically. In fact I relish in it. As my body changes I get to see what I can push it to do.
So today I embrace my inner runner. I’ll attack every run, every lesson, every experience.
I AM A RUNNER!