Just run

Running became a part of my life while I was living in Arizona because it provided me with a wonderful outlet. That was more than five years ago . . .


I had to include this saying in tonight’s post because it could not be anymore true. I love running because it is for me and if any testing is done it is because I want to push myself to the next level. Although my distances may not be anything to brag about, or my time may not be as good as the next, it is a personal accomplishment and pleasure that I love to include in my life as much as possible.

I run because I feel better when I am done. I run because it keeps me healthy. I run because it is a wonderful way to release any stress that may have occured that day. I run because I love challenging myself. I run because it is fun.

This morning I achieved another record as I took another second off my run … and that is an amazing feeling if I do say so myself.

Eight more seconds


Eight more seconds was taken off of my run this morning, which felt great after fighting a cold for more than a week. Although I ran the shorter of the two distances I like to  tackle, it still felt great to accomplish yet another best time.

Music was definitely a key factor in accomplishing this small task this morning, as it kept me at the speed I needed to take more time off my run. There is something about the beat of the music that keeps my feet moving. I lose track of time when listening to a song, which often times brings me into another world, allowing me to clear my head.

My new shoes, which are finally broken in, still feel like I am running on little cushions. It’s incredible how much great shoes help when running.

I look forward to getting on my regular schedule as this sickness finally escapes my body, leaving me with more energy and the desire to get out of bed in the morning.