I have been blah blahing about my running experience for a year now. I have written about good experiences and about some of the not so glorious moments of what seemed like defeat. Yesterday felt like that as I was out on the road. We did a race as a family Thursday. The kids did the 5K and Rob and I did the 10K and it was a memorable night
Thus far in my running life I’ve run just to keep sane, keep the chubby at bay and find me time. I have run races and a half marathon with two upcoming this year. I ask myself what am I doing? What are my goals? Maybe I’ve graduated into an actual runner where I need to have purpose and set goals and not be all wonky and fly by the seat of my pants. Who knows. So this week I am planning on doing some thoughtful thinking to decide what I want out of running and is it just more than just fitness? Do I want a plan or just a fitness program that includes running? Somewhere in the pit of my stomach I believe I want just a little more of a goal… something bigger to work toward.
I believe I’ve been inspired by myself to make this plan and think it out in terms of actual progression. I didn’t think I’d be inspired by myself but I am part of my own inspiration. The other part of that inspiration has been connecting with my running friends on Twitter. I find that they are amazing people with purpose and they inspire me to be better than I am and who I was yesterday. Good days, bad days, average days happen to us all but it’s nice to have a community to bounce stuff off every day and from whom I learn from. Taking it to the next level because I want to and can.