Day #5 Today’s run was inspired by my thighs. Not because they felt like going for a run but because I don’t particularly like how they’ve looked as of late.
Now, I know they say you can’t run with the goal just to lose weight but tonight, I did. I ran for my thighs. I ran for my arms. I ran for my calves. I ran for my abs. I did not run for my chest (I think we all realize running is not conducive to that area).
Tonight, I ran for each and (almost) every part of my body that needs me to be a runner again. That’s begging me to become a runner again. So yes, it was for vanity’s sake but it got me on there. I told Dan before I headed down that I was simply running for the time. I did not care how far I got or how fast I went. I was ONLY doing my alloted time and that was it! I started the ‘mill up and went to work. I was a little slow going at first. Then I decided if I was going to suffer through this, I could manage a little faster pace.
You know the funny thing? Once I got going, I couldn’t keep myself from trying… to be faster, to be better, to be a runner. Tonight, I finished my 30 minutes at a further distance than I have managed before. I’ll take that. And I’ll take the congratulatory lick from Scout as I stepped off the treadmill.