Running to Stand Still

I posted about Couch to 5K and my fancy new runners a few weeks back, and I have to tell you, I didn’t think it would last. Honestly, I thought I’d run for about a week, start missing my cozy bed in the mornings, and slowly start sleeping through my exercise alarm. I never thought it would stick.

Its true, that did happen. I stared at the digital 6:30 and cursed the day I decided that running before work was a good idea. I hate being rushed in the mornings, and I ALSO hate getting out of bed. So I figured, well, that’s it for my running career. Two lousy weeks and I’m giving up already.

FALSE. Instead, I’ve found myself hitting the pavement as soon as I get home from work. The more I run, the better I feel. The more I run, the more energy I have. The more I run, THE MORE I FEEL LIKE RUNNING. What have you been keeping from me, fellow runners? This running high is AWESOME.


This was on my run home the other day. I had to stop. The sky was crazy, and my iPhone camera didn’t even do the colours justice. But I’ve found something that makes me happy, and guys, its not food**! Its RUNNING. What the hell?

What makes YOU happy?

**Well, it still is food. But I’ve found something ELSE that keeps me happy. That doesn’t involve stuffing my face.

4 thoughts on “Running to Stand Still

  1. Hello from ICLW! I have started couch to 5 K about a month ago and I too thought I was going to hate it and eventually give up. I can’t say I *love* it yet, but it’s growing on me. Best wishes to you!

  2. Beautiful photo!
    (I really can’t stand the idea of running! It’s all boobs and panting and sore feet. How embarrassing. Do you think that if I eat enough of your yummy desserts that my attitude to running will undergo an adjustment?)

    • That’s hilarious: boobs and panting and sore feet. That sounds like my life right now.
      But yes, I think that desserts would definitely help. At the very least, it will give you MORE boobs to contend with while running. And more of everything else, too!
      I honestly used to HATE the thought of running. Don’t know what made me start, but now I love it.

  3. I know enough people who are addicted to running that this doesn’t surprise me. My addiction is T Zone Vibration machines.

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