Thursday, 4 November 2010

Finally put into words...

I've been having some motivational issues lately, not only in the running department, but in life in general, again this is contributed to my sensitivity to the dwindling day-light hours, I've been working very hard on it and finally with the help of Vitamin D, B12, copious amounts of Vitamin C along with Calcium and Magnesium, I know I'm going to make it!!  Thanks everyone for your kind, informative, caring and motivational emails, I truly appreciate them.

So, nuff said, I'm back running!  Yes, despite the periformis and S.I. joint issues I'm getting the kicks out of the box and onto my feet.  I found that you can only beat yourself up for so long and after reading this article from Active.com , I've come to conclusion that it's great to be ME!!  I don't have to go out and bust a lung every time I run, I don't have to go out and run till the sun sets, I can go out and run and actually have some fun!!  Hey, isn't that what it's all about??  For me, right now, it is.

I'm joining the 10K clinic at our local Running Room and I'll take the attitude of gratitude that I'm able to "just do it".   It will be fun to see new runner's training for their first 10K run and it (I'm sure of it), will ground me from my lofty "I'm a marathoner" demeanour, and who by the way made me think I'm better than any one else, hmmmmmmm? (well, for those who truly know me, I'm not like that in the least, but a good slap of reality never hurts).

Between the up-coming time change and bright winter days full of cross-country skiing, skating on the canal with wonderful friends, I just know my winter will be okay this year...you never know, I might just meet that special someone too!

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

(it's good to be back)

18 comments:

GeorgiaSnail said...

I love the "attitude of gratitude" Join us as we trudge the road of happy destiny.

Nitmos said...

Ha! I once called my Jack Daniels "vitamin D" too. Glad to see I'm not the only one. Don't weaken, life's fun!

Marlene said...

I've been missing you! Glad you are taking care of yourself and feeling better. Have fun running just to run and living life! MUAH!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Enjoy the return and changed attitude!

TNTcoach Ken said...

LOL....You are better than....... Oh wait. Yeah, I haven't hit my seasonal disorder yet but I'm stocking up on BEvERages. This is going to be the winter of your life...

MrDaveyGie said...

That was good stuff, Vitamin E for encouragement for me. Reflects the feelings of a lot of us. Thanks.

Wes said...

AWESOME! I'm just going to run with the Timex today, cuz that will be fun :-)

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Looks like it was going around... I was a non-blogger myself for a while. A few called me out on it. Now I am back :)

Xenia said...

I've been enduring the same thing. I'm liking your perspective. Maybe I should give it a shot myself. :)

teacherwoman said...

SO lovin the "attitude of grattitude"... saw it somewhere on FB last night too!

Anonymous said...

Good points - as I deal with my own SI joint issues.... away from home on business - eating acetaminophen and naproxen with meals. whoa.... that pain can really take you back a step or two.
I decided to get on the tread mill my teen wanted instead of a high def tv ( gotta be a girl thing right?) and figure out I can walk out the knots and issues as well.
take it easy, and indeed! have fun
HUGS
Ter

Anne said...

Yay!!! Laurel's back :) Glad you're feeling better...great idea to do a 10K clinic!

Lisa said...

yes, it IS about fun. :-)

shenx said...

Running is really fun...Just live life to the fullest...

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spyder

Amy said...

Good to hear you're back in the saddle! Hope you feel good and enjoy yourself as you get back into running. The best thing about running is that it is so adaptable!

Alexandra said...

Love that phrase attitude of gratitude! I am finding fun in my run by taking my camera on my early morning runs and paying attention to the scenery around me looking for a cool, unique shot. My runs are no longer because I have to and that's how I like them! Enjoy your 10k clinic! And cheers to wonderful winter fun!

skierz said...

You dont have to to fast, you just have to go!! Congrats on not letting the little man on your shoulder win the game! You will be back stronger and better than ever! And yes, winter is around the corner, the greatest season of the year! (I'm joining you in the corss counrty ski adventure this season, looking forward to it)

Nat said...

It's not about far or fast, runners are about getting it done. Let me know when's a good time to get together for a run.