“Ready, Set, Get Going…

Half Marathon Italy

…because, I know you can run faster than that.”

Don’t you just love internal dialog?  It’s so nurturing.

So I’m back at it, running again after a long break which always feels like starting over, so if you have just begun a resolution routine, I’m right there with you.  I take these long breaks from time to time, ALWAYS regretting it later.

Perhaps you have seen me out there running?  I’m the one looking like the Bionic Woman in the slow motion sequence, na-na-na, na-na-na, you get the picture?  I mean the ORIGINAL Bionic Woman, Lindsay Wagner, as Jaime Sommers, one of my childhood heroes:

Slow motion is better than no motion! 

Today as I was plodding along wondering why I do this, because it actually hurts…I realized that I do get to think more clearly when I’m running than at any other moment of my day.  The ideas flow more easily as oxygen struggles toward my brain, gasping.

My sister shared this on Facebook and it seemed right:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=389993041086350&set=a.344039039015084.81833.343998622352459&type=1&ref=nf

Are we ever done?  I mean as long as we’re still breathing?  Nope.  I keep thinking, when I hit this landmark or this weight or get this mileage under my belt I will have reached my goal, and then what?  Quit?  No way!  Because, you see my dears, the goal keeps moving.  Funny, when I went looking for a photo to insert here, it turns out, “moving the goalpost” is a metaphor, well, what do you know?

So if you stop always pushing forward, well then, do you lose all the ground you have formerly covered or maybe just some of it, provided you get up, dust off the cobwebs and ask yourself, okay it’s a new day, so what’s next?

P.S.  If you like running and/or blogs about athletics, check out these:

http://sportsandthecross.wordpress.com/

http://jumpforjoyphotoproject.wordpress.com/

http://runningonoatmeal.wordpress.com/

http://willrunforglitter.com/

http://urbanrunninggirl.wordpress.com/

Published by Eileen Slovak

I am an Author Novelist living in Virginia. My body of work includes: published non-fiction articles, this blog, fictional short stories, a published short story series on www.Smashwords.com, flash fiction, poetry and one published novel "Secret Agent of God", a spiritual thriller. Thank you for your interest in my bio. For more: amazon.com/author/eileenslovak

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