So where does that leave you?
It leaves you with a real journey as your self.
You have to run for your reasons.
You have to run your pace.
You have to run your style.
|My running journey began in 2010.|
My cousin and I supported each other losing weight.
We decided to try a 5k.
We did it and it felt awesome…we felt strong and succesful!
If you try to do it for anyone else or try to be someone else this running thing won’t work for YOU.
If you would have asked me a little over 2 years ago if I ever thought I could complete a 10k, I would have laughed in your face. I have had to face quite a few obstacles along the way but isn’t that just like life. Things don’t just generally come easily, you have to work for them.
It is my nature to keep going to get to where it is I want to go. Very little makes me stop….I am so glad I have kept up with this journey, it has brought so much to my life.
|2012 finishing my first 10k|
K Coake says
I’m so sorry that you have not been able to run when you love it so much. I know that, not for as long as you, but I pulled a hamstring then tore cartilage in my hip. I was out of running for almost 1 year. It was so hard. So, I understand what you mean.
You may also want to look into seeing either a Physical therapist or a podiatrist that can make you some orthotics. Sometimes you can use those to help correct issue, then be able to run without pain. I know I have been doing strengthening exercises due to my IT band flaring up and my Achilles, too. The exercises do really help…so keep it up.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for commenting. I do very much wish you luck and hope that you can get back to do what you want/love to do.
Anna Luther says
Such a great post! I ran the XX 10K as my first race back when I lived in X (almost 8 years ago now!) Loved it – but don’t really love running. 🙂
K Coake says
Thanks so much!
Thanks for stopping by! It was a fun atmosphere out there on the race course! Just FYI, I edited your comment. I know people can figure out where I live from the race, etc., but I try to minimize the references…so I just edited that part. Hope you don’t mind. Yay, if you don’t love running, definitely don’t keep doing it…find what you love!
K Coake says
Thanks so much for stopping by and for commenting!
I never could dream I could do it a few years ago either…I kept saying to my hubby all that weekend, “I did it, I really ran a 10k!” I think he was sick of it! 🙂 It was a great feeling.
I am heading over to your blog next. I would love to link up… it would be fun to find another place to link up non-crafty posts.
Hi! Visiting from tt&j! Wow! Congrats on running a 10k!! I cant even dream of that. Keep up the great work 🙂
Im going to poke around your site a little more.. I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party! 🙂
OMG! I found you again! Lol. I thought I was following you when I wasn’t and lost you for a bit. I found you again in Manic Monday. 🙂
Ouch! that sounds painful. I’m glad you were able to get back into it though. I hadn’t considered a physical therapist yet. I splurged on a nice pair of Brooks a little over a week ago, I’ve ran in them four times and no shin splints!!!! YAY!!!! I can feel slight pain but it’s no where near what it used to be. I am 98% positive the shin splints are caused by my weight. With running strengthening my muscles and some weight loss I hope to put shin splints behind me. It’s so hard being able to run only a mile, but I’m forcing myself to take it easy. Those exercised seem to be helping loads too!!
I just read Finding my stride and I’m loving your running posts. Can’t wait for more. 😀
P.s. I admire your mile widget. I think it’s so awesome the miles you’ve put in. I recently signed up and am excited to see my miles grow too haha
K Coake says
Glad you found me again (since it seems like you were looking for me)!
I highly recommend PT…it is so helpful. I also think you are on the right track with some nice shoes…those make a difference too.
Hey one mile is better than nothing, especially when you really want to be out there running. One mile is also way more than those people still asleep or sitting watching TV. 😉
So glad you found and like Daily Mile. I enjoy it, but then I am an admitted numbers nerd…so it is great for me. I also like the social aspect of it. Keeping up with friends on there is fun.
Good luck to you with running! I hope to hear from you again in the future!
LOVE this post. Congratulations!!! I don’t know you but I’m so happy (and jealous) for you. Running is amazing. It has always made me feel amazing when I felt really bad about myself. I used to run a LOT. I did my first relay marathon soon after graduating from high school and I told myself that I would run a marathon or two someday. It’s almost 10 years later and I have yet to do that. I’m jealous of you because for the past two years I have not been able to run. After not running for a while and gaining major weight I began to have terrible problem with shin splints. I have tried multiple times to get back into running and failed every time. The pain is unbearable. What used to be the only thing that made me feel good about myself has been out of my reach and it makes me terribly sad. I been doing exercises recently to help strengthen my muscle and plan on buying a good pair of shoes later this week. Yes, running is a journey, and I’m not ready to give up. You post was inspiring, wish me luck. I hope it works our me this time. 🙂