Yesterday, I had to get up early to run. It looked so cold out. It was cold out. I'll be honest, I didn't really feel like running. If I had the the luxury to slowly drink my coffee, putz around, eat a good breakfast, and then go run in a couple hours, I probably would have been excited. But my one chance was right then, early in the morning. It the bitter, bitter cold.
I wasn't feeling it.
But then I remembered: There will be a day I won't be able to run anymore. Hopefully that day is 50+ years from now!!!! But that day will come. And when it's here, I bet I will wish more than anything that I could go for a run. Even if it is early. Even if it is bitter, bitter cold.
I always try to be thankful for what I have and aware that it won't have it forever. My family, my health, my ability to do something so mundane as to put one foot in front of the other again and again and again... thousands of times... and go for a run.
That's what got me out the door yesterday morning!
Do you think you would enjoy running on a treadmill when its cold outside or are you strictly an outdoor runner?ReplyDelete
It's so important that we take advantages of opportunities now why we can because you never know when those opportunities may be gone or taken away. Good for you for 'seizing" the day!
When the cold bothers me (it doesn't always) I could go to Planet Fitness and run on the treadmill. I am just not a huge fan of the treadmill so I feel like I would be more inclined to lift at home than get on the treadmill. Unless I am training for something and NEED to get the miles in.Delete
Good for you, Megan! How was the run?!?ReplyDelete
It was good! I got achy with a half mile left, which is a great time to get achy as the run is almost over!Delete
I remind myself that I GET to run on days that I don't really want to! Especially after being injured, I am much more appreciate of running even in the worst weather!ReplyDelete
Yes! Good point, we don't have to run, we GET to run. Thanks, Lisa!Delete
That thought, that I might not be able to run someday, always gets me out the door! So I can't run today, but I'm going XC skiing!ReplyDelete
That will be fun! You are going to use muscles I bet you didn't even know you had!Delete
We had a big marathon/half marathon here locally yesterday and I had planned to run the half until I got injured a month ago. I had a friend tell me she was so glad she wasn't running because it was "soooo cold outside!". It kind of hurt my feelings because I would have done anything to be there racing a half in the cold but I just can't run that long with this injury! My running goal for 2017 is to enjoy it and not take running for granted like I have for so long...ReplyDelete
That is a wonderful goal! I'm sure your friend didn't mean to hurt your feelings but as runners we must be sensitive to our fellow runners when they are injured!Delete
That is always a good reminder. When I ran that recent 5K of mine I thought about my Dad in the hospital who just had some major knee surgery. I thought about how he is stuck in a bed right now and I had the blessing of being able to use both of my knees (and legs, and body...). It really did motivate me to go faster!ReplyDelete
I will have to think this way the next time I procrastinate getting out. Way to get it done!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I jut never want to take it for granted.Delete
I will walk with a mission too! I love to be outside it is just sometimes hard on those bitter dayd.ReplyDelete
You're so right...sometimes I think about the days I won't be able to run and I know I'll regret the days I missed; or at least I'll regret not getting everything out of it that I could have!ReplyDelete
Yep. I know it's a little pessimistic but I just never want to regret anything!Delete
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