Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I Love Running!

Today, I went for my first run since the marathon.

It. Was. Glorious!

I felt so free and happy. I didn't have any pain in my foot, the cold air gave me a little extra energy, and I hadn't realized how much I missed running on the golf course! The whole run was like being reunited with my best friend!

After my run, Sanya Richards-Ross's voice came over Nike+ and congratulated me on a good workout. I kind of laughed; I did not consider this run a workout. Physically it had all the makings of a workout, but mentally and emotionally it was such a treat
I put my shoes on and realized my D-chip was still there! That gave me a little extra pep in my step!
It made me pause and kind of think about how I look at running. I've always said that I don't like working out, and I still mean that. I just don't enjoy "working out" in general. It's why I've never been a consistent gym-goer; it's why I often skip cross-training days even though I know they're good for me.

But oooh, how I love running!

I guess it still counts as a workout (physically, at least), but I just don't put it in that category!

In other news, I got a coupon code for my professional race pictures and ordered them. Here I am crossing the finish line!
This picture absolutely fills me with joy.
I'm going to order prints and make a scrapbook. I can't wait to get started on it!

Do you put workouts you love in the same "working out" category as other workouts?
Does that question even make sense?
  
ABK

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    1. I was so glad to get a good one because obviously I wanted to be able to display it!

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  2. You look so happy and put together in your finishing picture! I hope you frame that one!

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  3. I love your finishing picture! :) I'm so glad the run went well for you <3

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  4. Great finish line picture! :) A run after any sort of time off IS such a treat! I guess I would still call it a workout, but a more enjoyable one!

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    1. It's more a workout of love as opposed to necessity I guess!

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  5. I can see that you are absolutely filled with joy in the picture! It's no wonder looking at it fills you with joy. I love finishing line pictures, I think they are the most motivating thing ever!

    I don't consider most runs workouts either... but speedwork day definitely counts as a workout!

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    1. It's so true that looking at finishing pics makes me want to go run. They're awesome motivation.

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  6. It's great how you saved some energy for a perfect finishing picture!

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  7. You rock!!! Love the photo!
    I'm kind of in the same boat as you - I hate working out but looooove running. However, in the past two years I have really come to love strength-training days in the winter. It's hard to run when it has been snowing (especially the last 3 days here!) and I just love getting my sweat on. Makes me feel really good :)
    Love that you enjoyed your run!!!

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    1. I guess because I never NEED to find a different workout due to weather, I prefer to pick running over anything else!

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    1. It really does capture the joy/relief perfectly!

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  9. That is a FANTASTIC finish picture! I don't consider running a workout either. It's a necessity of life.

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    1. Totally agreed...running is a MUST for me.

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  10. What an AWESOME race picture!!! Congrats!!!

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  11. Wow that's a great finisher's photo!!!! I always look like death haha! Glad you had a great run!!

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    1. I was just so relieved and crying such happy tears...I guess I'm lucky I wasn't ugly crying when they snapped this! lol

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  12. Love the pic! Congrats again! It's great when a run can just be a run with no pressure!

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    1. It did just feel good to run for me and not as a training run for anything!

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