Saturday, March 13, 2010

#11 It's been a while

Today I went running. Let me tell you a little bit about my relationship with running.

There are very few things I love more in life than running. Something about the sound of my feet hitting the pavement is relaxing. The best thing about running is it's the only time I don't think much about anything. I just concentrate on making it to my mark. All I think is, "If you quit now, you are just a quitter." My mind is able to take some time to work out all the things I'm worried about with out me there to over think it. Then, when I'm done all my big worries don't seem so big anymore and I finally feel relaxed.

I then take the time to see how long I've run, 3.2 miles today, just to see how far I pushed myself. Even though I haven't ran in a little over 3 months I was able to run over three miles. All because of my little motto, "If you quit now, you are just a quitter." I first "came up" with this saying when I would run with my friend, Kristie, around the green belt in IF (Idaho Falls, my home town). Even though I made it up when I was so close to puking and passing out it has held me up through a lot of things.

I've always believed that everything in life is mind over matter. Sometimes I forget that I know that to be true and get really down about the world around me. Today, though, I remembered that there isn't anything I can't do.

1 comment:

Sarahie said...

It's always a good feeling to remember you have that kind of strength. Good for you!