Thursday, July 19, 2012

10 days later

I'm in a very movie centric mood right now. All I can think about with my title is the movie 28 days later, which I haven't seen but totally want to. And Forrest Gump (random I know!) .

I'm still running. But not like Forrest did, I stop. I get up in the morning, do my two miles (I'm adding more miles starting August 1st) then am glad that I did it. Funny, isn't it? I never thought I'd be glad to run. The only bad thing is I live in a not so great area of Los Angeles, and no one bugs me on my run (I did have two stray cats follow me from my front yard down the block yesterday though!), I decided to (re)start carrying my pepper spray with me, since I pass homeless people and run past a few sketchy alleys, maybe I should have my phone too. I'm a bit of a klutz so I have to make sure that it's always locked.

My running is still slow, but my pace is constant. My miles are with in seconds of each other, it's really weird and funny. 

It's funny the people who give me the motivation to keep going - they probably don't even know that they are. The interesting part, is I've never met them. I only talk to them on twitter, or see things that they retweet. One is Lisa - @runlikeacoyote - she lives in so cal....I'm hoping to one day meet her. She's crazy awesome. She runs in the morning then bikes to work. This morning she ran 12 miles BEFORE WORK and then rode her bike to work....oh and she's training for the 100 mile Javelina Jundred in October. 100 miles. Running. at once. She's freakin awesome. Another person is @Running_Hutch, who also lives in so cal, and we've "talked" in passing at a race (she encouraged me when I was struggling and she was going the other way), she started running with team in training, and is now training for the nuun team hood to coast relay this summer. I promise I'm not a stalker, these are just two of the women that I think are awesome that give ME motivation to keep going, that I can keep pushing and that I can reach my running goals. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love this! I feel the same way in that I often am the most encouraged and inspired by social media 'friends' that I've never met, but seeing how much they're putting into their run or their workout can really motivate me. Keep it up girl!