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.