I have advanced in how far I can run and am just about ready for the 5K run in 3 weeks. I cannot believe how far I've come in such a short time.
On my run last night it started off easy and there wasn't even a thought of what I was doing, I just did. At about the half way mark my mind started playing games with me.... "hey, feel those legs? Yeah they are getting tired, you should walk a bit"... Then, after berating 'mind' for it's negative thought, it was as if it went into a trance, almost like it was pouting and went to the corner to sulk. Thoughts were empty and my body a machine that was turned on and forgotten.
If I had not been with the running group I think I could have gone on in that same pace for a lot longer. However if I had not been with the group it would have been too easy to listen to the whining of the mind when it wanted me to stop.
I love that I'm getting my body into shape. I feel fit and healthy in my body... but I also feel fit and healthy in my mind, it has become stronger.
The depression that I struggle with has been easy to walk to the door and told to leave.
I've been much happier.
AND tomorrow I head to BC for the weekend with part of the group that is working toward the same goal as me, the Percy DeWolfe Memorial Race.
This dream will become a little more real in this crazy mind of mine and that excites and terrifies me all at the same time.
Dreams come a size too big so we can grow into them.
My motivation for the day