Thursday, April 25, 2013


I. DID. NOT. WANT. TO. RUN. on Wednesday.  It was Day 2 of Week 4 on my Couch to 5K plan!  Funny enough, those runs are getting longer.  Dang it.
I was coming up with a million excuses . . . my ankle hurts (for some unexplained reason), I had 'stuff' to do (like important chiz . . . laundry, emails, nothing), I could run later (like next year?) . . . blah, blah, blah. 

I'm a master at talking myself out of working out . . . it's a gift really.
I missed my Boot Camp on Tuesday because I was out late on Monday (Holla Rihanna!).  I now realize that for me, once I skip one work out, even for a sorta legit reason, it seems to make it a lot easier to continue skipping them.  So naughty.
Maybe it's the deep down perfectionist rearing it's ugly head . . . you're already off track, may as well blow it out!  I've done that for so long and it's a real mind game to break the cycle. 
But I did it today.  And a particular song got me through it . . . I listened to it several times during my 30 minutes . . . and the crazy idea that I'm running for those who can't. 
What do I mean?  As I'm pounding the pavement . . . sweating . . . hoping my heart doesn't explode . . . wondering why the hell I think running is a good idea . . . I realized I need to just shut the eff up.  Not only am I running for my health . . . I'm running because I can. 
I'm running for my friend who just broke her foot (shout out TB) . . . for those injured folks in Boston . . . for those in wheelchairs . . . for those too sick to get up and move around . . . for anyone who wishes their legs worked when they don't. 
My whining and complaining is ridiculous.  I'm running to get heart healthy, to keep up with my kids and to basically feel alive.  It was a very emotional run and honestly one of the better ones for me.      
My running advice . . . find 'your song.'  It will change . . . often.  This one is mine for right now! 
I didn't link up to the YouTube video because it sucked, like for reals.  If you just watched the video you wouldn't 'get it.'  That songs kicks such ass and the video is so lame.  So click on #thatpower above and scroll down to play the song.  You will love it.  Or you should.  I want you to love it for me.  Because Getzy DOES NOT, but his musical tastes are questionable (read: uncool) anyway.
Now don't hate because it features the Biebs.  Will.I.Am rocks the house, and we all know Bieber can sing.  But seriously, what's up with his pants?
These lyrics are what hit me and made me feel alive . . . and made we want to run . . . because I can. 
And oh, I’m alive, I’m alive, I’m alive
And oh, I can fly, I can fly, I can fly
And oh, I’m alive, I’m alive, I’m alive
And I’m loving every second
Hell to the yes people.  I'm alive, and I'm loving every second . . .
I hope you are too!

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