I’m never doing that again

My appointment was canceled at the last minute yesterday morning, so that meant a long run was in the cards!!

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I laced up my Hitogami’s, hit up the trail and ran to Fisherman’s Wharf.  I can tell we’re going into tourist season + spring break because there were a lot more folks out enjoying the day.  I’m sure it helped it was 80 degrees, which is almost unheard of here.

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As much as I love warm weather, my body does not like running in it and boy was I reminded of that yesterday.  I thought for sure I was gonna croak from heat stroke.  Don’t you worry, I told people give me a nice little kick and to pause my Garmin if they saw me flailing around on the trail. 

I ran about a quarter mile on the hard sand beach just to change things up a bit.  Sometimes I make great life decisions. 

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Running does not come naturally to me.  It’s something I have to work hard at.  There are no short cuts or easy ways out.  It takes a lot of effort to get out there and push myself.  Buuuuut I love a good challenge.  That’s what keeps me coming back for more. 

For every tough run, I am reminded of how far I’ve come and the more I swear to myself I’m never doing that again the more I find myself signing up and actually paying money for more self torture.  Totally normal.  Totally.

I feel like I grow a tiny bit each time, even when I’m the queen of positive splits.  Cough**yesterday**cough.

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I often tell Mike I wonder if there will ever come a day where I will have to quit running.  I know that’s a looooong time from now and it’s something I think about since I love it SO much.  We’ll just file that under #thingsnottothinkabout

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PS Today is the last day to enter the Spartan Race giveaway.  I’ll announce the winner in tomorrows post.  Good luck!

Does running come naturally to you or is it something you have to work at it?

How long have you been running?

Since September of 2009.

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13 Comments on “I’m never doing that again

  1. Running does come pretty naturally to me. I’ve been running since I was in 7th grade. I started out as a sprinter and as I got older the distance increased…. I mean don’t get me wrong some days are pure torture…. but those are the days I know I just need to get through it, ya know;)

  2. I’m not a ‘natural runner’. It took me years to actually enjoy running. I was more of a pool girl. Actually swimming and not lounging by it. But it’s funny. As children we run, scream play and never stop to think if we dislike it at all or even think about the health benefits. We just did it because it was fun! I wonder when the fun in running stopped for many of us. . . until we picked it back up as a hobby of part of our lifestyle. Strange that something so natural can be so foreign. Sorry for my weird musing.

  3. Your run at Fishermans Warf looks so amazing. I’m jealous that’s what you were doing while I was locked in my office!!! One of these days I’m going to head to the city to run the Embarcadaro. It’s on my bucket list.

  4. I have to work at it….and that’s hard sometimes. I’ve been running for about 5 years.

  5. I have been running for about 20 years. MAN that is a big number. It has been a progression. I ran for a long time before I really ever had interest in increasing pace or distance. But once I did I was even more in love with the sport. I have worked hard to get to the level I am at today…..and work hard daily to maintain it. I say it’s hard work but it’s also the most fun hard work I have ever experienced! 🙂

  6. I’ve been runnings since April 2011 and I still have to work at it. I used to hate it (I did for over a year), until I finally found the love in it and now I never want to stop. The best thing I ever did was stick with it.

  7. I’ve been running since I was 14. It’s been decades. Longer than some running bloggers have been alive! It’s always been pretty natural to me except I never really liked speed work or hill repeats. Now I just run for life. I don’t race anymore. I plan to run my entire life.

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