Thursday, April 9, 2009

No one will stop me...


From being able to become a runner like I want to. After I got out of class today I saw the La Salle was having a track meet and I noticed that a friend of mine was watching the meet so I walked down to join her. There wasn't much left but I got really into the 4x4 relay! I was absolutely amazed by their physique and the way that effected how fast or slow or hard they were running. I could see each muscle working hard to propel the runner forward past the person in front of them. I even admired the people who were in the back and struggling because despite the fact that they weren't winning they were still pushing to the finish line. THAT WILL BE ME!


I haven't been running my whole life so, no, I won't be Marian Jones (in more ways than one lol) but I want to be the strongest version of me that I can be. I want to run without pain, I want to run without feeling like I'm taking my last breath with every step, I want to run and be proud of myself. Having said that, I am in the process of healing my body (shin splints) so that I can begin training to run the LiveStrong 5K in August. My time last year was 45 minutes. I would like to cut that down to 35 minutes, which if I stay consistent is totally possible. I'll keep you posted on my progress...I'm not going to start running again until next month so you'll have to wait until then to hear about my progress!

4 comments:

sunsail said...

Frakkin' shin splints are the bane of my existence. AAARGH!! I feel your pain.

I can totally see you kicking ass, flying down the track. Keep us posted!

*~RBG~* said...

I stumbled upon your blog...

Shin splints can be remedied wid a new/better shoe. They'll always be there, but keeping the shoes fresh and staying flexible will keep the pain away.

Good luck on the 5K, sis. I was a track runner in high school and for a short time period in college and I miss it dearly. I ran my first 5K last year as well. Getting back into running was the hardest thing I ever had to do. Especially since I was a sprinter!

You can do it, sis! :)

Au Naturale said...

thanks for the empathy and support!

N'Drea ~ the Storyteller said...

As long as you've healed, I say, "Go for it!" I admire your determination. That attitude will take you far in life, on and off the track.