Please excuse me as I dust off my laptop and warm those typing fingers back up! It has been about three weeks from my last post! I took an unplanned break all thanks to some serious writers block. I would pull up my blog and would stare at the blinking cursor with zero thoughts going through my head. I took a step back and realized I need to stop stressing out about what to write. It was exactly what I needed to do.
I am currently in week 9 of training for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, which means I am half way done! I have spent many hours running alone so I have had many thoughts go through my brain. What I haven’t been doing is writing those thoughts down.
Since I have no one to talk to during my run I have had a lot of time just to think. Sometimes it’s about silly things like I wonder who will get voted out of Big Brother this week. Sometimes it’s about cars driving by: was that person clapping for me or to the song. Sometimes it’s more serious like I hope I am able to have children one day. Sometimes it’s about training: Am I training right? Sometimes it’s about life like I wonder what the future has in store for me. Sometimes it’s about the sunrise: how lucky am I to witness this beauty that everyone misses when they sleep. And, even sometimes it’s about math: ok, if I run .3 miles down this street and turn around I should end back at home exactly at 8 miles.
At first I dreaded the thought of running those long runs alone. Now my feelings have changed. Every week I have been looking forward to spending my Saturday morning with me, myself, and I. I never thought I could motivate myself, but I am finding it to be quite simple.
I am learning about myself and I am enjoying every moment of it.
To all my runners out there, what thoughts go through your mind?