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I am a farmer's wife,runner and a mother of two boys. I help my husband with our farming business. I did my first marathon in October 2010 and loved every minute of it. I'm now looking to do my 4th marathon in Little Rock, AR

Sunday, February 6, 2011

My relationship with running

 I have always felt that I have a love-hate relationship with running.  Their are times I love running  and can't wait for the next run.  Than their are times like right now where I feel I am only running enough to stay in shape. 

Reasons I love to run:
1.  I love the way I feel after a run
2.  I love the way it helps me stay in shape
3.  I love to eat
4.  I love a good challenge
5.  I love being outside enjoying the fresh air
6.  I love having a running partner

I sometime think my hate relationship is weather induced.

Reasons I hate to run:
1.  I get tired of running in the cold
2.  I don't enjoy running by myself
3.  I don't like putting on all the clothes to go for a run
4.  The treadmill gets boring after so many miles, but I'm thankful I have a treadmill to run on when it is cold

As you can see my hate relationship seems to pertain to winter weather.  My running partner has not wanted to run outside this winter, so I have been on my own.  I should probably take this as a challenge and just suck it up.

On another note.

Wishing it looked like this outside
On sat I thought I would change my routine and run later in the morning, when it would be a little warmer outside.  Plus, I really wanted to stay in my nice warm bed a little longer.  Got up and had my coffee and toast.  Kind of  thinking about running around 11.00.  But, at 10.30 had unexpected company.  So had to postpone my run till later in the day.  Normally if I don't get my run in the morning I tend to obsess all day about getting it done.  So at 2.30 decided I better get it done or it was not going to happen.  I wanted to run outside because it was a pretty nice day and the beginning of next week was going to be in the single digits.  Got  my running clothes on and got started on my run.  I was able to get 6 miles in.  It was a tough 6 miles.  After I got done with the 6 miles I remembered why I don't like to run in the afternoon.  It's so much harder for me to do it in the afternoon vs morning. 

 Like this morning got up and ran 3 miles outside  and it felt good.  In the morning I don't have to think about it.  I just do it.  So my question to myself is do I really hate running?  I don't think I hate it, but I am not enjoying it as much as I would like right now. 

What is your relationship with running?

Are you an early morning runner or afternoon runner?


  1. Oh man, I wish it looked like that outside too! This snow is killing me! I saw people running outside in shorts and t-shirts today. I thought I was hallucinating, but really I just think they were crazy.

  2. My friend and I were just talking today about how we wished it was warmer. Neither one of us likes being cold. Right now, I like running because every time it is a challenge. I want to go farther, or faster. I'm definitely an early morning runner. I like to do it before my brain catches up to my body :) It will be spring before we know it, February is always so hard!

  3. I am learning to embrace the bad weather. I'm not enjoying it for very similar reasons. My running partner has not been able to run so venturing out on my own is very hard for me. And then the Mill even harder.

    But I will say when I do run I feel so good. I have to keep reminding myself how I feel after. Doesnt matter when I run, I always feel the same. I do prefer morning though.

  4. I completely feel you on the layering of clothes to go outside for a run--so ready for spring and it is only feb!

    I totally am going to focus on your reasons to run!! love them all!!

  5. I am totally a morning runner - if I don't go first thing, my runs are never as good and I find that the need to run hangs over me until my workout is done for the day!


All your comments are inspiring to me. Love hearing your feedback.


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