“The Miracle isn’t that I Finished, The Miracle is that I had the Courage to Start”

Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday Motivation #10

Top of the Morning or Afternoon to all you fantastic Runner’s.  I had a Wonderful Weekend! 

I was able to get several closets cleaned out, mainly because Mr. Incredible was on a father/son trip to Vegas.  Love to clean and purge. 

I ran my second run on Sunday… Woo Hoo for me!  I ran for 25 minutes for a total of 2.5 miles.  Remember I am starting out slow and easy folks.  I did the 4:1 method and it seems to be working so far.  I warmed up with a 1 mile walk and good stretching before I started running.  And, ended with a .5 cool down walk and of course more stretching.   And to liven things up I did 5 push-ups and 25 squats.

I cannot tell you how great it feels to run again.  Oh, yes I can because you so get it.  Just after a couple of runs I feel myself coming back.  Stress and tension are disappearing.  And I am not ashamed to say that I am Happier when I run!

Motivation Monday

When I finish a run, every part of me is smiling.  
Jeff Galloway

I like running because it's a challenge.  If you run hard, there's the pain - and you've got to work your way through the pain.  You know, lately it seems all you hear is? Don't overdo it' and? Don't push yourself.' Well, I think that's a lot of bull.  If you push the human body, it will respond."
          - Bob Clarke, Philadelphia Flyers general manager, NHL Hall of Fame.

Are you happier when you Run?
If your going to run, Run Half Crazy


Penny said...

Yes I am happier when I am running. Congrats on getting some miles in. Glad you are doing better.Keep it up.

Jim ... 50after40 said...

"To liven things up" ... ha, that cracked me up. Maybe I'll try the pushups too!

coach dion said...

Hell Yes I'm happier when running, in fact I was up at 05h15 running in the dark and cold of a Cape Town winter... I love it...

misszippy said...

Far, far happier when I run. With an injury right now, it's hard to put on a smile sometimes, honestly!

Teamarcia said...

You are making great progress! Yes definitely happier when I run...even when the run sucks I'm happy to have gotten out and at least tried.

Jen said...

Running makes me happy too! Sometimes it more a mentally beneficial thing for me than a physical. And I like all your motivational quotes. Awesome!

Running Ricig said...

I LOVE cleaning purges and just cleaning in general. Last weekend we cleaned out the garage and now it looks amazing!

I'm way happier when I run!