Crawling out from under my rock

I went to the Team Challenge – East Bay group run last weekend… to pass out water and cheer on the runners at the turnaround.  I didn’t run.

Team-Challenge-turnaround

I didn’t know most of the team, but there were a few familiar faces.  I found out that one of the girls I ran with last December is pregnant!  She was only 8 weeks along and hadn’t made any announcements.  But she told me because I don’t know anyone in her daily life.  And I’m telling you because, well, you don’t either.

I miss running.

And that, honestly, kind of surprises me.  We’ve had such an off and on relationship over the years.  So many times I left it for the couch.  Now here I sit on our *brand new couch*, longing for what I can’t have.  I suppose that’s life… and as my Dad always said, “Life’s not fair.”

I always replied by saying, “But it should be, and we should do our best to make it that way.”  So Dad, I will run again.  It’s just going to take some time.

*Okay, it’s actually an over-sized chair.  But it is new and that’s significant.

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7 thoughts on “Crawling out from under my rock

  1. Isn’t that always the case? You always miss something, only after you are not able to do it anymore… You’ll run again. It just needs some time 🙂

    By the way, I’ll be in your area next weekend. If meeting with random people from the internet doesn’t sound too weird to you, I’d love to meet up if you want too 🙂

  2. Yay! So glad to see you back on here. I would love to hear more about how you are doing.

    I absolutely feel you on the no running/limited running thing. It is hard. My good friend is running Chicago today, and she’s wearing my Garmin, so at least I can say my watch is running its second marathon. That’s something, right?

  3. Same thing is happening to me now! I need to start running again. It’s so hard to get back into routines though. Gotta start somewhere! Best of luck 🙂

  4. Well, damn, I wish I’d known! We could have partied together somewhere off the blog face of the earth. LOL

    I wish I’d had a good physical reason for not running. Mine were all psychological. I know everyone else is all, “Running is my therapy… running makes me so much less stressed…” Yeah, that ain’t me. When I’m already stressed, I shut down and running is the LAST thing I want to do. Maybe that would be different if I were actually good at it. haha

    • This time it was physical but, trust me, many a times I’ve decided I’d rather sit on the couch. (There is a reason that’s the name of my blog.)

      Hope everything’s okay. And what defines “good” at running anyway? It’s all so relative.

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