My First Blog Post Ever

I am a math major and I despise exercise. Why I am blogging about running? When I figure that out, I will let you know. I joined the Navy in 1984 and did a tour in the Mediterranean. I had the pleasure of working with David Wilson, a budding novelist and fiction writer. We parted ways soon after that tour and lost contact. Through the magic of social media, we have reconnected. I saw a picture of him after he had run his 500th mile. He had lost 30 pounds and was back under 200. I haven’t been under 200 in forever. Maybe it was a sign. Maybe it was time.

That was back in May. I’ve tried to run a 5K every day since then. I don’t have any long term goals. I know the miles will pile up. The pounds will come off. The race times will decrease. But my only real goal right now is to keep running a 5K every day. I want this to become habit. I want this to be enjoyable. I want to look forward to
it. It is none of those things yet. I have to push myself every day to get out there. I haven’t felt the runner’s high yet. The only thing I feel is guilty when I miss a day. I guess that’s a start. I know me. Skipping a day is an excuse to skip two the next time. And then three. Before long, skipping days becomes the habit. I can’t let that happen. I have a good start under my belt. 230 miles in 2 and a half months. I just hope the habit or the runner’s high makes an appearance before the end of the summer.

 

One thought on “My First Blog Post Ever”

  1. See, but you ARE feeling it. The first stage of what I can oly term as a sort of addiction is not that you feel good when you are running, but that you feel BAD if you don’t. Before long, it becomes a thing that can disrupt your whole day… You can ask others in the group. Trish will sometimes look at me and just burst out GO…Go run. Go now.

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