I need to face it, I have been making excuses. I just don't want to go back to running, because I know there is a lot of time before I am back to where I used to be. I was never fast, but I was faster than I will be when I lace up my shoes and run out my front door. I am going to face struggles, such as learning to breathe and run at the same time. That is the hardest one... breathing is such an important part of life, regardless if running or not.
Time... another big excuse I use. No time, actually. Trying to figure out when to lace up those shoes and hit the pavement. I need to just do it. There is generally some time in the mornings before my husband has to leave for work. That would be the perfect time. I could leave the baby with him and head out. I have been walking to pick up the kids from school. I have done that everyday, except one that it rained.It is time to lace up those shoes.
Fear... I am afraid of remarks I will hear as I start running again. Not everyone is kind. Not everyone understands that there are some people that start exercising when they are overweight, so they can get into shape. There are people that think that only people in perfect shape should be outside running. There have been the people that have "mooed" and "barked" as I have run. It always startled me.
I have two more marathon finisher medals that I have to earn. Almost all of the races in this area are on Saturday. There is absolutely no reason why I shouldn't be out there. I want to give each of my children one of my medals. I only have two medals right now. I have four children. I need to get on the ball!