Sunday, January 10, 2010

Find it on the road...

For those of you running at week two, you are so close to the other side. To having a run be easy and enjoyable- a method to a happier life, mentally and physically. It is worth the pain and frustration now. This is the new you and going back is not an option.  Think about how good it feels to be getting stronger, and feel your lean muscles that are forming. Remember, you are only a few weeks away from being able to run a mile. Remember how the cold air feels on your skin as you push through the end of each interval and how good it feels to recover. How your lungs open fully for the whole day after you're done.. And you breathe with such pride and confidence. Remember the faces of the doubters who think you can't run or put you down because they can't. Remember that you are already a runner and your body is already changing and adapting to it's new shape. It's up to you to see how far that goes. Running is something no one can ever take from you. It's solely yours. It isn't controled by your spouse, by your kids, by your money, your social status, by pain, suffering, loss, or anything else. It is something you always have. And it is the only thing you will always have...

Once your feet leave the pavement, and you alone choose to push through, take each step and each movement deliberately, for your health, for your strength of self and mind. And especially now, when it is the hardest, is when you are the most in control of your future. This is when you are the most beautiful, when you are couragous and strong, evolving mentally and physically. I want happiness for each of you, but most of all I want you to want it for yourself. And anything I can ever do to get you there, I will! But this isn't about me, it's about you finding it for you. You'll find it on the road. Listening to the sound of your chest rise and fall as your feet pound the pavement; you'll see what you're capable of.. And you'll do it.

In happiness

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