The REBOOT is WORKING!

Nike Screen Shot 5 miles

I can officially say that this reboot has accomplished its goal. Today I ran 5 miles for the first time in a very long time. I have been trying to run a couple of times a week for the past few months. Most of the time I run around 3 miles. Last week I let it creep up to 4 miles, and I started to wonder…would it be possible to get to 5 miles again? Soon? In my mind, the five mile mark represents the threshold into the longer distances that I love. I did it! Today!

I was sitting on the couch watching TV. The sun was out, and it was in the mid 60’s. Still I was tempted to stay on the couch until I realized that knowing I CAN run is enough motivation to actually get out there and do it. I can run again! At one point during the run I looked down at my phone and realized that I was actually running faster than usual, and it felt amazing. Once I hit mile four, I ran with a big smile on my face because I knew I was going to make it to mile five. The vegan diet, the yoga, the rest, the grace to accept my body in all of its various states, it has all led me back to this point. This joy.  I couldn’t be happier.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s