"There's only one hard and fast rule in running: sometimes you have to run one hard and fast."








Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Possible Reboot

I was trying to run. After three miles, I had an asthma attack. Ten minutes later, I felt good enough to move again and I forced myself to run another three - whereupon I had another attack. But I continued. And had another attack a mile later. Gritting my teeth, I started again, only to have knee pain stop me.

"It shouldn't be this hard! Why am I working so damned hard just to do a workout that won't get me anywhere and which no one will care about?" I wailed, inwardly. Then, "But, if I keep running, it'll get easier with time."

That's when it hit me: no, it shouldn't get easier. It's friggin' hard. It's supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it. Yes, people are running fast races on minimal training and playing around, never knowing what hard work is because they don't have to work hard. Screw 'em; this is serious - I'm running for my life here.

8 comments:

Colin said...

Yay, you're back!! (I hope?)

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is hard, some days are rougher than others - I believe a day when it feels easy is coming up for you!

Glad you are back.

wildknits said...

There are meds to help prevent the asthma attacks....

:-P

Olga King said...

Good one.

sea legs girl said...

There is the warm, fuzzy attitude I had missed so much ;).

Anonymous said...

Can you say Advair? Get out and run and quit your crying.

it's all about pace said...

well said

Chad Walstrom said...

Nice! Perseverance will always pay off! Great seeing you on your feet again and in good spirits.