Before I answer that or totally plagiarize Josh’s blog, I will tell you about my last few runs. 7 miles done on Sunday. My last mile was a 9:20. Trying to figure out how to run faster, and not simply finish, is my new mission. Kim and I ran without stopping, and it was ALL good.
My calf had been acting up, and I’m sure it’s because I simply cannot plyos correctly, but I have not done them for several days.
Why do I run? The answer is, simply…I have no idea.
At first, it was because I was teaching PE, and being the lazy person I am, I didn’t have lesson plans, so we did Couch to 5K for 9 weeks. Then, Kim mentioned she wanted to start running in 07, so we did that. THEN, we happened to apply to the NIKE lottery (she did half, me full), and I got in. So, I trained with TNT. This is all old news.
This is not a bucket list thing, because I simply don’t have one. Well, now that I run, I’d like to run Boston by the time I’m 55 (look! new goal!). It’s not because I can, or anything silly like that.
I feel as though I’m Forrest Gump, and one day, I just started running. And, I guess when I’m done, I’ll simply stop.
Meanwhile, Josh got me thinking today.
Now, I run for Ali, who has a cast on her foot, and is laid up for 4 weeks. I run for my little sisters, one who is diabetic, and the other who has two squished vertebrae, and had to have a cortisone shot & epidural today. I run to show my boys that I can.
Running has helped me shake out the demons. When I needed to most.
Forrest Gump: My Mama always said you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on.