Two days ago I had a long run and today I did my 45 mins progression run.It´s one of those days that I just run and pound the pavement.I made a few detours because my preferred path was blocked due to some tree cutting and repairs.It is the kind of run that I did not stop until I feel like I am done.I did not give in to excuse and did a 10 km stretch.Going for steady and easy runs of 6-8km on weekdays and 1 long run on weekend is the new challenges that I am keeping on track.
I want to challenge myself and plan to join a virtual Half Marathon this year so I am doing myself a favor to start training.
As I am writing about this, I asked myself if I am crazy?!
Indeed I am.
But then at least I am enjoying my morning views and magical misty mornings.
Views like these are the kind of things that I won´t trade off .
This goal for me is quite scary, I am afraid that I cannot do it or maybe I wouldn´t even finish it.I think I am still too weak and not that strong. Questions myself many times, is my body ready and prepared for it or it´s just a shoot in the star.
But then…..as I keep on running, I spotted something from the ground.Snowdrops!!!!
Spring is finally here!
I have been continously running now for a year exactly. I remember challenging myself to run just when the world started to be turned upside down by Corona virus.Everybody stayed home in Quarantine and lockdown and I think I am not the only one who got hooked into sports.I still have so many other Hobbies but this one is far by my favourite next to painting.
Aside from running, I walked and walked a lot.I don´t know why, but walking makes my day always. Although I preffered running, It´s hard to find time for it.
This goal scares me.But I will try my best and let us see what happens in the end.Looking back from last year, I couldn´t even run 1 kilometer continously without breaking a sweat .I´m breathing deeply and I couldn´t go on anymore.That is how weak I was.I feel frustrated because I couldn´t hit a goal that I´ve set.
I am about to give up, many times.
After a long run and my whole body aches and my muscles are sore, I wanna give up. As I ride my bike, I feel like my joints are breaking apart.I feel miserable.
But this is the kind of misery that I love.
After a run, I feel like something is happening to my body that I cannot explain.
I couldn´t imagine myself if I totally give up and stopped running.What could have happen to me.
I wouldn´t even know that I am capable of doing what I am doing now.I don´t think I could ever run like I do now. Before, I thought runners are just sport freak .Why do they always run????
I remember in my early years here in Germany , I see people consistently running whatever the weather and I just shake my head. But then…..
This year was total turning point in my health life. I wanted to change my lifestyle and myself so I want to make changes in my routines. I have tried running and sweating hard in warm summer days, on foggy misty mornings of Fall, while its snowing and drizzling, and this year I had the chance to experience running on snowy pavements.There had been many simple moments in my running days,like the time I ´ve got my first running shoes and first 5K run. They were all happy moments.
They say that when there´s no mud, then there´s no Lotus, and as the days goes by, even if I am tired and depleted, I still believe that there is definitely a magic in misery.I know I am not yet there and I still need to do a lot of running and training.
But then, I am not giving up and I am keeping track of my progress.
Lastly, I realized that if we do things consistently, our bodies are really capable of doing amazing things.
I´ll write more on my next milestone!
Happy Weekend, until then, Tschüss!