I absolutely love running! I just started to take running seriously a few months ago, around April/May. I have never been able to be a serious runner because I have a knee condition. But I decided to put my body to the test and give it a go. The first thing I did was indulge and got fitted for and bought a really good pair of running shoes.
I love them. Since I have started running I have not had a knee problem a one (knock on wood). About the end of June/beginning of July, I kind of stopped running. Life got busy and I found every excuse not to do it. But I had made up my mind that I was going to run the St. Jude half marathon in December and if I didn't start back up it was never going to happen. So Tuesday night I put on my shoes and attempted to go for a run. I was sure that after a month with hardly any physical activity (plus the ridiculous heat and humidity) my body would die after about a mile. But to my glorious surprise I made it 2.5 miles!! Which is where I was at when I stopped running a month ago. And to add to the glory, I wasn't even sore the next day. Just goes to show that my body was definitely craving a good run. And now that I have moved into a really cute neighborhood running is even better. All the sidewalks are really nice (and pretty well lit for running at night, my way of trying to escape the humidity), the yards are beautifully landscaped making for good scenery and everyone (and I do mean everyone) is either running or walking and usually with a dog. Its great to see so many people out and it motivates me to work even harder. Plus there is a golf course about a mile away which will be great when I make it to my longer runs. I really enjoy my time running and am so glad I decided to give it a go.
One favor to ask to my readers though: I need some new running songs to add to my play list, any suggestions??