Monday, April 23, 2012

The First Day of the Rest of My Running Life

Today is the first day of the rest of my running life....

My running has been on hiatus for the past 2 months. This is due to typical and atypical events in my life. I probably sent my stress-o-meter off the charts. Not running has probably contributed to the increased stress. But faced with sleep or run, these past couple of months I chose what little sleep I could get. Today, I chose run.

 I blame myself for most of the time consuming things in my life. I chose to go back to school, along with a career and my attempts to spend quality time with my family. And I am willing to suffer the consequences of those choices. Its the events in our lives we don't choose that make it a bit tricky, especially when we don't leave any "slack" for extra stuff.

 But here I am, about 10 years after I started training for my first 5K. 6 years since training for my first marathon. And in some ways, I am starting all over again. But that is okay, because each day is the first day of the rest of my running life. What is behind is behind - I can control what is coming up.

And I choose to run!