Monday, 9 April 2012

Newbie

On this chilly autumn morning I took my legs that can barely walk for a run.

You know how, when you go for a drive on any given New Year's morning, you're bound to pass a newbie runner or two doing their thing: Red faced, out of breath and clearly struggling, but soldiering on nonetheless?  How you feel a mixture of pity and respect as you drive past them, silently cheering them on and doing an imaginary Mexican wave, because a runner always respects the efforts of a fellow runner?  Well, today that newbie runner was me.

I was the whole package: Red face - check.  Half-crawl, half-shuffle - check.  Steely, determined look in the eyes - check.  Yeah, it wasn't pretty.  Did I have fun?  Nope.  Will I go again?  You bet.  Why?  Because I know exactly how much fun it will become.

Post-run snuggle with Baby Girl on the couch.

 

5 comments:

  1. Quick question: when will it become fun??

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  2. You're right! It won't always suck!! Way to get out there!!!

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  3. Great job getting back out there! You've ran before and you will definitely be running again! :D

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  4. Hang in there ... It won't be long.

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  5. I remember those post-birth runs all too well! They do get better!

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