Back at it

Back at it

4 miles today in the amazing fall.  Crunching leaves under my feet was a joy-filled sound as I ran my way to the Church and back.  Yesterday’s lack-luster experience turned into a gift today.  Just like Marathon Brian said about yesterday, “enjoy the rest“.  And so I did, and it made today’s Monday run all-the-better.  No, not easy.  Still the same pattern — the convincing, the encouraging, the relaxing and the patience-making.  But I turned around at the Church for the 2 miles back, and heard a bit of Chariots of Fire in my head.  LOL.  Ok, not really – but I felt wonderful.  And it was a wonderful, unexpected surprise.  The cool air on my cheeks was reminding me why I love running, and helping me get over the panic attack I had yesterday.

Even the HILL couldn’t hold me back today.  I went up that thing at a solid respectable pace.  Only toward the very top, where the incline is the steepest did my pace slip.  But once I made it over the top, I extended my hips just a little, let my legs extend an inch or so and ran myself straight to the Street Sign Finish Line.

Joy! Filled!  I’m Back At It!  Courage is a whisper sometimes…..Always ….Always listen to whispers!

Ciao for now…..Diane

About Diane

Ciao! My name is Diane. I'm a wife, a mom, a working professional, and a Weight Watcher from New Jersey. I started blogging in 2011, at 45 years old, when I was training for my first Half Marathon at Rutgers on April 22, 2012. Since then, I've lost 80 pounds, completed my Half Marathon goal and gone on to train for and run my very first Full Marathon. On Jan 13, 2013, I ran the Disney Marathon in Orlando, Fl! What an incredible day. As the saying goes -- "The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race." I am forever changed! So now we move on to the next phase of this journey! Come along. We're in this together!! Ciao for now!

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