Saturday, January 10, 2009

Running and Happy


Garth will agree that I am happier now that I running again. It is amazing how much better I can handle stress when I am out there pounding the pavement. I am 90% sure I going to sign up for Boston in April. I was taking the past couple of months to see how my heel would hold up. I am back to being sore in my usual spots: hamstring, poplitius muscle (behind knee), and plantar fascia muscle (my heel area)...But all that means is that I am putting in the mileage (probably shouldn't)...what can I say...I am a running addict.


I got up at 6 am this morning and couldn't wait to meet up with a bunch of my running buddies from Lifetime Fitness. I ran 15 miles and it actually was fun (minus the above stated pains I have now).


I will let you in on a little secret. Many of you know I talk a lot. The great thing about running for long periods of time is the fact you have plenty of time to talk and talk and talk. When someone has some long drawn out story, you have all of the time in the world to listen. We set goals, we push one another, and the most enjoyable...talk about food. And when are you aren't feeling that great, a long story really helps you pass the time. You aren't thinking about where you need to be or what else you should be doing...you can really listen. And I have found in listening, the ease of building amazing relationships with my running friends.
Now go and Run...

5 comments:

Davis family said...

I miss you being MY runner buddy! You and Maleen are the ones responsible for me becoming a runner at BYU. That was sometime after our "repentance routines" on the basketball court in Helaman Halls... Good times...

Cherilyn said...

I aspire to be your running buddy one day. You are so right about it being a great stress helper and it builds friendships by all of the time to talk!

The Rowles said...

Well I guess that sums it all up!!!
That's crazy you’re a talker? Uh my friends say it only takes 10 miles to shut me up! I love running too and if I don't get my dose of therapy I end up on the phone all day to get the talking out! Okay I have an issue! My IT Band has just stopped working all of the sudden and I am looking for anything you might know to help (and don't bother with rest as my cure.)

SARA said...

I love it! I started running again this week and am excited to do another 1/2 marathon! :) I'm glad that you are feeling better!!

Melissa said...

I'm only happily running if it's to the refrigerator! :)

You're amazing!