I could not think of anything else I really wanted. I tried to think of other things, but these are all I could honestly say I really wanted. (Ironically, I repeatedly requested these things over the week before Christmas, the week I ran only 2 days.) Christmas came, and I got all these things, feeling guilty that I didn't even run Christmas day.
But I ran today. My new clothes, my new music, saving my new shoes for a drier day (I have a thing about soaking new shoes when I first get them), and ran farther than my normal 2 miles. My goal now to reach 3 miles before March.
I have become a runner. Sounds funny to me. Sounds a little crazy. I am not one of those thin, muscular runner woman types. (Hubby says the kind that run their boobs off...I am definitely not that type)
I am the one who looks completely dorky running, breathes really heavy while mouthing the words to the music. I still jiggle, my left eye tears almost non stop when I run, and lately my nose keeps running right along with me. I know I am a full fledged runner because I don't care at all that I look dorky, that I am a bit chubby, that I wipe my nose on my sleeve. I could care less what I look like when I run. I find I like the sweat dripping down my face, neck, and chest. I am in my own world when I am out there running, and it is pretty nice there.
I am a runner because I run.
I find it therapeutic, I find it necessary. I find I think more clearly when running, and I also find I run better when I am thinking.
So yes, I am one of those runners who talks about running like it is the answer to life, the universe, and everything. I know it is not.
But all I wanted for Christmas was related to running. I wanted to feel even better running, and I love all of what I got.
|Our humble and cozy decor this year.|
And yes that is Sponge Candy from Kelly's Country Store next to the tree.
It is THE best, and a family Christmas tradition for as long as I can remember
I will need to run more........
It was a perfect Christmas. But really it was perfect because I spent it relaxed and with my wonderful family. No big tree, no lavish gifts. Just time with everyone together. What I want every Christmas to be going forward too. And of course, by then, I will need a new pair of running shoes and outfits to match, and undoubtedly will need an updated playlist.......