Thawing out


I’m back to 74 degrees and I think my body is confused.  The humid air is refreshing to my parched, winter Iowa skin, but it also made me sweat all night long, or maybe it was just condensation from having my bedroom window open.  Either way,  its humid.

Anyway, I’m about to embark on my 16 mile training run and this time I’m only dreading the distance, not the cold.  My butt cheeks are sure to stay toasty warm.  I do already miss the deer, geese, and occasional hawk that were regular sightings on my Iowa runs, but I’m sure the traffic fumes will make it all just a distant memory.

Gotta keep movin’


About virginmarathoner

I'm 32, about to be 33, and realizing that I only have one life to live. This gradual but recent epiphany has inspired me make choices to face the things that I thought I could never do, but secretly desired to accomplish. The first of these was to train for my first half marathon, terrified that I would never be able to run past 7 miles (my longest run prior to beginning training). The first day I ran 8 miles, I cried the entire last mile...with a smile on my face. I'm sure it was a curious sight for any one of the hundreds of soccer moms and little toddlers crowding and blocking my path that morning at the park. Each time I ran a new distance, I felt empowered and proud of my determination and dedication. The day of the half marathon I knew I was addicted. Running gave me clarity, discipline and a renewed passion for living. Now I am about to embark on a new adventure, running my first marathon, and hope that others will be able to relate to my adventures, struggles and mishaps along the way. Afterall, we've only got one life to live, so we better get on it.

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