I had an epiphany this morning, enough to actually post on here rather than just read for amazing inspiration (read Old Possum's journey yesterday - very inspired y that!)
Expected a really bad run because I didn't sleep well, but got off to a good start. I've been thinking lately as I run that I'm not really running. It says on the podcast and on the forum to take it really slow, so I properly do, because I doubt I would last 5 minutes otherwise! But as I'm pootling along I do think "surely I walk faster than this?" but then I must be working harder than a walk, because I can walk for hours, but I can only jog for minutes - and it hurts! So, I thought that when I get near the end and Laura tells me I have a minute left, I'll try and speed up.
So I did, and felt a bit awkward because at that minute I came upon a guy walking his dog and would have to pass him, but he politely stood to one side and as I past him I tripped spectacularly! But kept going :/ and busted some great big strides - proper running!! Like when I was a kid! And fast (for me, especially compared to my pitiful jogging). AND I carried on a bit longer after she said stop, as it felt so good, and carried on out of the woods and to the bin. So then I'm walking home, grinning all over my face thinking, maybe I can become a runner, and as I do I pass a weird sign on the road with a number on, and a website address, and when I get home and just try the website address its the local running club! I'm not really a spiritual person, but today I'll take it as a sign So, when I make it to graduation, I'm going to join that club!