Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I'm back

I am back to the land of the living or as one of my friends on DM said "Back to the land of sweat". And to tell you the truth I couldn't be happier. I really missed the early mornings waking up knowing I had something planned for the day. I missed the adventures and the forming of new goals and the ever constant accomplishments.

Nothing compares to it.

I missed the headspace I get into when I train. The time to zone out and think of nothing other than the sound of your breath, the sound of your footsteps on the bitumen, some of your favourite tunes, the birds up in the trees, the sound of the wind - WHATEVER. Those moments I am training are mine, I don't have to split myself into a thousand different pieces - it's just me, myself and I. I only have to answer to me and I am free to be me.

So this morning was my return from the land of boogers. I was so happy - I felt like I had won lotto. I knew I missed it all but to finally be able to get back out was like nothing I could put into words. My legs were fidgety and I was dying for 9am to come around so I could set out on my merry way with some friends. This run was more of a test run to see how I felt getting back into it. So there was to be no shinhanigans, no sprints or tempo work, just a nice easy lap around the river. And that is just what I did.

The one thing I did do was SMILE. A big cheesy smile. I swear you could see every tooth in my mouth my grin was that big. Surprised I didn't get any bugs embedded into my teeth. I just enjoyed it that much. My legs felt refreshed apart from my niggly ITB, I had a spring in my step, my lungs and breathing felt great and I was just out there enjoying every moment of it. How could the day get any better.

I'm so glad to be back.

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage