“Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.”
― Walt Whitman
It's way past midnight, and I should really be sleeping but I am too excited.
My giddy feeling of excitement stems from new blogging projects, I have lined up for the next months!
Ironic, this new surge of blogging energy is born out of my 5 weeks of frustration of not being able to run.
You could read more details about new blogging projects @ My Daily Mooosings in the Netherlands in the next days, next weeks.. :)
What I would like to share before I finally hit the covers, and go to sleep: I finally ran with my new orthotics insoles in my new pair of shoes! It took almost a week after I got all of them (and an agonizing day hahaha) to finally trust myself to run but I DID IT!
The first baby step to building up is done. *big wide, relieved smile*
The next goal is to keep running pain free/stress free to sustain an enjoyable 5K.
|My personal motivational poster in my goal to run again (after 5 weeks of rest), |
run consistently a strong 5K
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd...I manage to hold on to my 25 months of running streak!
Saved by 1 kilometer!
After my 1 kilometer run, I made my 1st of October image, the second picture of my new 365 project: Outdoors Selfie - #NoFilter, a part of my new batch of blogging projects.
On my next blog here, I'll write how I will be building up my mileage. Also, this week, I plan to go back to the gym for regular work-outs. My membership card has been collecting dust since I don't know when, anymore (Spring? Early Summer?)!
Before I go, I want to save here, a thought that came to me while I cooled down after my first 1K in weeks.
I think my lesson from my first injury in the first 2 years of running: take it slow.
What? One might say. Isn't running about working on being fast?! Isn't your running slow enough? If you take your current pace to a slower pace it would be walking!
SHUT UP bad side of my brain!!!
Sorry about that...to continue...
The Lesson I am taking from this current stage of my running adventure is: literally, enjoy every kilometer I am running and not chase more until I squeeze out the last ounce of sweaty happiness I can get from a kilometer.
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The last weeks have shown me that I am still easily distracted by many things that are not important.
I feel my anxieties stems from the fact, that I am taking my attention away from what I should be pursuing.
When I return the focus to who I am ( a person, who wants to be the change, she would like to see in the world), where I am & where I came from (struggled/struggling endless cycles of depression), and where I would like to be (simple bliss shared with my family) I feel calmer.
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Well, I would be even more calmer if I can write my blog hours before midnight. But at least, I am sleeping better and better, as I continue to pursue my true path. :)
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