Two a Healthy Life

One couple on a mission to become healthy

Day 154: The good run

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He said:

So today when I got up there were a couple of aches and pains in the legs, which actually made me feel good because it means that I pushed myself yesterday.  The official time came in at 41:24 and I placed 425 overall out of 15,000.  I am happy with this, but it leaves room for improvement.

The whole day, whenever I got up I would be sore and I was thinking I might not do my run tonight, but that would put me behind on my marathon training (already had to take it easy last week for the race) so I got home, laced up and started out on my run.

About two blocks in my knees were hurting, the legs felt weak, I almost stopped, but I felt I had to push on a little more just to see.  About half a mile in the legs started to feel good, the pain went away, and the run became enjoyable.  I got into a nice easy pace and then something occurred to me, this was a great run.

Today was the first day I felt like a real runner.  I was out running, not paying attention to my time or how fast I was going, not chasing PRs or working on speed training, I was out there, because I wanted to run, I needed to get the wind in my hair (ironic considering I was wearing a hat).  It was a comfetable, easy 4 mile run.

That was the other funny thought that hit me, even five months ago, the thought of there being an easy, 4 mile run would be ridiculous followed by lots of panting and straining to breath.  Now I can get out there and march if off with no problem.  It still amazes me how far both Alex and I have come, but we aren’t resting on our laurels, we both still have goals to meet, new frontiers to conquer.

Feeling good, onward!!!

Author: Nathaniel Chaney

Last year was a breakthrough year for me personally, as far as writing was concerned. After years of wanting to finish a novel. Making it a resolution each and every December only to get to the end of the year with nothing. 2018 was the year of change. Two major things that happened. First was to let go of the absurd notion that in order to put words on the page I had to be inspired by my muse. This idea was thrown in the trash where it joined crumpled wads of unfinished drafts. Second was the realization that to finish a novel I needed a process in order to write consistently. There was some initial trial and error in setting up a schedule that worked into my life but by the end of 2018 I had finished two books and was heading into the second round of edits on my first. What I want to do in this blog is share the experience of being a new writer by exploring my writing process as it develops. I’ll also be posting some of my short fiction and possibly book reviews time permitting.

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