The Return to Running Butterflies

21 Nov

Aaah! I’m lacing up my sneaks, getting ready to head out for my return to running run. I need to remind myself of all the comeback runs I’ve had in the last year, and how I’m thankful after each one.. because I’m always apprehensive (ahh!) before I get outside.

What am I scared of? The same as usual: that I won’t be able to handle the distance, I will be as slow as a turtle–a very good looking turtle–and the runners of Brooklyn will all gather in front of my apartment when I return to laugh at me. Guys, don’t gather, really.

I woke up at 6am, had a bowl of oat bran for breakfast, a cup of instant coffee… and waited about two and a half hours. I told myself I have a date with destiny at 9:30. It’s 9:15 and I’m eating chocolate chips from the bag with one sneaker on.. thinking.. about.. every possible thing that can delay my getting outside. Maybe I’ll check my email one more time? Am i dressed warm enough? Should I charge my ipod a little more? .. why am I a crazy lady? At least I’m not a cat lady.

Okay. Go time. My goal is to get three miles in. Walking is allowed if needed. If anyone passes me by, please stop to give me a high five. I like high fives. Especially if your hands are warmer than mine on this cold morning. Bullocks.

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3 Responses to “The Return to Running Butterflies”

  1. crunchygranolagal November 23, 2009 at 9:32 pm #

    how’d it go? as long as you’re a goodlooking turtle, it really doesn’t matter how slow you are, right? rock (run?) on. :)

    • melruns November 24, 2009 at 10:39 pm #

      It went eh–my heart was so in it, but my knee screwed it all up! bummer. but i took today off, hoping itll make tomorrow rock.

      and yes, rock on very, very, good looking turtles, rock on.

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