I skipped a run.
I was too tired.
I skipped another run.
It was too hot outside.
I skipped my long weekend run.
I had to work. I was too tired. It was too windy out. And, besides – I was going for a long bike ride.
My anxiety about running grew.
I missed so many runs. Would I lose all the gains I’d made?
I did not want to run. Running is hard.
But last night after work, my dear Bugman said, “It’s a nice night for a run …”
We went for a run.
I was creaky and had small pains and ran slowly. My hip is annoyingly achy now.
But I ran!
Bonus: I got to experience the North Platte River at dusk.
I have some days like that.
But most days, it is a real struggle for me.
Running is hard.
I am so grateful that I have people to support and encourage me. I could not do this without them.
Copyright 2013 by Katie Bradshaw