Sunday, November 22, 2009
Week 1: trail running for a half-marathon
i was a mule carrying a loaded wagon uphill. i was an indian runnin' from the cowboys under the trees. i was the pony express running through the puddles. I was a kid playing in the rain. And near the end I was a downhill skiier jumping the moguls.
i pretended to be all those things while running five miles up and down through the hills in the rain and mud this morning.
Today is the mark of my first day of training for a half-marathon set to be held in February.
It was so mentally stimulating that it didn't feel anything like exercise but more like a great playful adventure. Dodging puddles and trying not to slip in the mud, I even had to jump over a deer carcass which nearly caused me to slip and stumble...
I feel really good right now. I know this will propel me into an amazing adventure and it will help mold a new attitude about believing in myself and attaining the goals i set my mind to... because, afterall, "all things are possible to him who believes..."
I'm off to pull off my muddy clothes and warm up in a hot shower...