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Sunday, July 10, 2011


Have you ever read a blog or an article about people running...
getting lost in the sounds of their footsteps
The almost meditative state that they can enter while running?
The amazing restorative power that running has for people?
I desperately want to be that person.
I want to be able to lose myself in a run...even if it's just on the treadmill
Forget about my life for half and hour
Pound pavement and just use the time to reflect on life.
I am NOT that person.
I got on the treadmill tonight because I keep trying to do it every single day
I HATE every single step
I can't lose myself in the run.
It disappoints me.
I keep trying, keep striving, keep getting on the treadmill to get to that point.
I am not sure that it will ever happen, but I guess as long as I am trying there's hope.
Tonight I was actually hoping to stretch out my legs a bit from strawberry picking yesterday. So far it hasn't helped but maybe if I just keep doing it I will get there.
I guess everyone has to start somewhere.
I wonder if those people are just born loving to run?
Not sure...but those are the thoughts for tonight.
I hope that you all had good weekends..
I made fifteen pints of jam last night....very productive..
And mondays seem to just come faster every single weekend.
Enjoy your monday!!
Hugs and lots of love to you all..


  1. you're right about mondays... ugh!

    i agree on the "losing yourself" in the run. i never did, either. i need to get back into the groove of something, but haven't found it yet.

    good luck!

  2. I would love to be able to run but not something I ever seem to be able to do I do not know why I just do not seem to be able to run...........I do like to walk and I would often just daydream as I walk and before I know it I have walked a long way......

  3. I hate running and even walking. I would love to just sit and never move. When I am on the treadmill I watch TV. It makes the time pass more quickly.

  4. I wish I could run again. I miss it terribly. I have found that music helps when doing it. Drowns out the thoughts of anything else.

    Try closing your eyes while on the treadmill and think of dreams - like dreaming of winning the lottery or walking on the beach - whatever your dreams are. That is how I clear my mind when I am trying to fall asleep at night.

    Good thoughts my friend. :)

  5. I couldn't get into a treadmill. I did find a recumbent bicycle was good because I could read and 30 minutes was up before I knew it. That's back when I could actually bend my knees repeatedly. Swimming was also a favorite of mine. Someday maybe I'll be able to join a gym again with an indoor pool so I can do some sort of exercise with these knees and back of mine.

  6. I spent the whole weekend cooking and everyone seemed to be blessed by what I prepared so it was a good time for me. I can't run either.

  7. I ran today at lunch, and it takes me a good ten or 15 minutes to get in the groove - and I am enjoying running outside!

    I usually feel safe on the treadmill because I can control the speed - and I realize that the more I run, the better I like it.