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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Pour Your Heart Out: I know I could love it

Have I mentioned my love/hate relationship with running? I just got back from the gym where I decided to warm up on the treadmill today. I have always REALLY wanted to love running but either I just don't or it just don't love me.

I think I could love it or could make it love me, given the right circumstances.  I remember running a lot when I was a kid and it seems I recall kinda even liking it. 

Running on a treadmill inside while staring at yourself and your jiggly parts in a mirror is just not invigorating to me even when I do have my ipod charged (which I didn't today) with Kiss shouting Lick it Up in my ears or Eminem spewing explicatives with Shake That

I think what I need is some real running.  You know?  The kind where you actually start out in one place and end up in another? That is bound to be way more exciting.   

I know I said on number 89 of my ultimate bucket list last week that I was going to stop trying to convince myself that this is indeed a true love of mine but apparently I lied.  I can't shake it and I'm always on here talking about listening to those voices in my head which may or may not be God talking to me. 

Right now I'm hearing that I should take up running in the great outdoors. 

I'm finding that if I put things in writing in this blog, then I am more apt to actually do them, hence all this harping about running. 

I really had no clue what I was getting into when I began this blogging thing.  I really just thought I would write in it every once in awhile at first, when I was feeling particularly inspired or something was weighing heavy on my heart and that maybe 4 or 5 people who are closest to me would read it.  

It has quickly become so much more to me than I ever imagined.  I don't feel complete if I don't come here each day and post something and visit all the great blogs I visit every day to see what my bloggy friends have to say.  Someone always makes me laugh, makes me think, inspires me or just leaves me shaking my head in agreement saying, "I so get it and feel what you're sayin'".   Sometimes someone will even make me cry but never in a bad way.  

So here's a great big Thank You to all of you who take time each day or just every once in awhile to read my thoughts or ramblings and for your comment love.  Each and every comment or new follower I get puts a great big smile on my face and well, it just doesn't get much better than that.  

Now...who's gonna be my running partner?  

I'm linking up with Shell at Things I Can't Say today...just one of the many awesome blogs I love!  Go check her out.


  1. Oh girl! I wish we lived close to each other so we could run together. I need that too.
    I am so glad I found your cute blog and we've become friends. :)

  2. The only time I ever did good with running was the year in college when I had two running partners. We held each other accountable.

    Good luck and thanks for linking up!

  3. shell's right. you need one or two good running partners. and, the outdoors makes it so much better. when i started running with partners, i ran at least a minute per mile faster.
    you could always sign yourself up for a race to make you run.

    ry signed us up for a half marathon with some co-workers. at that time i was running 2-3 miles 2-3 times a week. i thought i would kill him. it was hard. but, i did it. i ran 13.1 miles. i did it twice. once at disney and once at berry. my plan is actually to run one every year since my first. i missed last year, but as soon as i'm released to run on my broken foot, i will be back out on trail. i have missed my running partners so much since i broke my foot. it's the only time that i really schedule something with my friends. i am accountable to them in so many more ways than running. we actually started out running together and become so close from that time that they have become my dearest and closest friends. i do get tired of looking at their butts all the time because i am always in the back.

    good luck with that one!

  4. I really need to get my butt running again Diane! I have gained twenty five pounds in the last two years and I am not fond of these extra pounds! I have always loved power walking and have done it most of my life, but have not the past couple of years. Now you know where the extra pounds came in! Yikes! Anyway, good for you for getting on the treadmill! you are right about the announcing it to all of us bloggers that you are more likely to do it. I have been wanting to announce that myself, but can't quite get to that point yet! I will though! Then we can be riunning partners in bloggyland!

    Mama Hen

  5. I know whatcha mean about the blogging starting out as one thing and turning into something else...I had no idea what I aws getting into either!

    Good luck with finding a running partner ;)

  6. I only run if I'm chasing the dog down. lol. Good luck to you though!

  7. Diane, I hate running. With a passion. I used to play tennis professionally (as in 6 times/week practice) and endurance training on day#7. Oh, the tricks I pulled to not have to run those hours...

    Anyways, if you were looking for someone to do sit-ups with or something, i would totally be up for it. I'd say, pull the laptop out, turn Skype on and start doing those situps together. But Sorry. No can do.

    Good luck though, you brave and strong woman!