A little slower . . .

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Unfortunately my run was shortened and a little slower than usual today.

It is incredibly hard to run when you are feeling under the weather, especially when you are fighting a cold. Although lying under the blankets and watching a great movie was helping me feel better, I decided to drag myself off the couch and put on my running shoes.

I started off by running my normal speed, which gradually decreased as breathing became harder with a stuffy nose. As I hit my absolute minimal distance, I slowed down to a walk and gained control of breathing.

Even though it was not a typical run, it made me feel better and gave me a little more energy, as well as a chance to clear my head as another week comes to an end.

Since tomorrow is a new day, my
running shoes will be laced up once again as I try and reach my goal.

There is no better medicine than exercising, working up a sweat and fighting off the germs.

Another best time

I am so excited to have shaved another 15 seconds off my run this morning.

It’s amazing what you can accomplish once you have a positive attitude and the right music to keep you moving.

Throughout school and gym class I hated to run … I always tried to get myself out of the cardio workout. That mentality finally changed a few years back when I decided to give it another try. The past year and a half my love for running has intensified.

Although I would love to enter a 5k, the joy of running by or for myself is more gratifying.

It’s true when you start to exercise it becomes a part of your life. Guilt overcomes me on those days when I cannot get myself out of bed early enough in the morning before work.

You know your hooked when the highlight of your day was buying new running shoes.

I cannot wait to go running tomorrow morning and see what kind of new personal record I can accomplish. Two new records of best times back to back, let’s see if I can shave more time off for a third day in a row.

I love the natural high running gives me, what an incredible feeling.