I’m only a handful of days into this journey, and I’m already reaping some of the benefits I was hoping I would. My runner’s brain is starting to take over again. I thought, if I was lucky, I might see this after a week or two. Never after the second run.
My daily run is jockeying its way to the top of my to-do list again. It’s claiming it’s rightful spot as the most important thing in my day. It isn’t a habit yet. Not by a long shot. But it’s earning space in my brain again, and that’s huge.
I’m thinking about routes to run again. I’m visualizing my form and how to improve it. I’m working to find my optimal breathing pattern again. It’s worth it to me now.
I’m finding time to rest again. A workaholic with anxiety has a hard time settling down, but I’m now seeing that as a priority again because I now need to rest to support my run.
The Right Attitude Toward Food
I’m starting to make food choices not on comfort or even based on trying to lose weight. I’m eating to recover again. Food is fuel. That’s how my relationship with food should be. I am excited that I’m starting to see it that way again.
Running Gets My Attention Again
My self-awareness is directing my attention to my running again. I’m stretching more. That stiffness in my hip I feel? I no longer ignore it. I now grab the yoga bands or the foam roll and roll it out. Why? Because I have a big run tomorrow that I need to prepare for.
Heck, I’m even eying running gear I ‘need’ for this streak. I haven’t looked at a running gear site or catalog in years. It’s happening. He’s coming back, people! It’s a long road, but he’s coming back.
#RWRunStreak Realigned My Priorities
This streak is aligning my priorities in the way that I want them. I wake up determined to have my quiet time and then crush a run. I haven’t felt that way since I trained for NYC a few years back.
So far, just days in, and this streak is doing what I want it to do. It’s making me a runner again. I still have a long way to go, but I’m awakening that strong marathoner within me again.
Time to rest up for tomorrow.
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