Not only is today both Easter and April Fool’s Day, but it is also my Run-iversary. One year ago today, I got my lazy ass up off the couch and went for a three mile run.
It was a very difficult run.
I did not enjoy it.
I had to stop many times along the way to catch my breath, but somehow I managed to survive.
The important thing to remember is that I finally got up and set a goal to be active. That first run was torture, and I wanted to quit so many times along the way.
But I did not.
Instead, I got up early the next day and went for another run.
And that, Modern Philosophers, is how a running program begins.
Here’s a selfie I took after that first run. Don’t I look so happy?
I’ve still got another 15lbs to go before I hit my goal weight, but even then, I don’t plan to stop. Because now I know that I can stick with it, be healthy, and do amazing things.
I am stunned that I kept running through the Winter. I’ve never been able to do that before, as Maine Winters are quite intimidating.
I usually pack on the weight, and when Spring finally arrives, I am so fat, so out of shape, and so not in the mood to do anything about it.
This Spring is different. I ran seven miles yesterday and another four and a half today. My weight has held steady, and I’m ready to kick it into a higher gear to hit my goal weight.
I feel healthy, I feel confident, and I feel like I’m ready to move forward in a positive way.
In other words, I think I’m ready to find that someone special.
It really is that simple.
I highly recommend you give it a try because if I can do it, anyone can. You don’t have to start fast. You don’t have to break any records. Just get out there.
This photo was taken during this morning’s run. That’s quite a contrast from last year’s pic, don’t you agree?