Country Run

11:45 AM

I'm not a runner.  But I DO run.  

I know that seems like kind of a conflicted statement.  Probably because I AM conflicted.

I run slow.  And sometimes I go months at a time without running at all.  Because it's HARD.

However, sometimes I like to run 5K's (once I did a half marathon).  When I'm really training and putting in the miles, then I start to enjoy it.  I get that runner's high.

But I'm still not a runner.  Because I think to be a runner you have to be fast and you have to love it.  

Saturday I had a VERY rare chance to run outside  I think if I could always run outside I would like running more, but I have 3 kids that are too heavy to push in a jogger and my husband is usually working 12 or more hours a day which means he's not home at any decent hour to watch the kiddos so I can run outside.

Most of the time I run at the gym, which is fine, because I get my news time and my workout in at the same time.  Today I ran 4.5 miles and got all pumped up about the election.  It's not a bad deal, but not as great as running outside.

This was my scenery on Saturday:


Gorgeous?!  And the weather was perfect running weather.  Chilly, but not freezing.

Also I had some awesome tunes on my phone courtesy of Spotify, which my husband recently introduced me to.  

Running out there on that country road made me feel like I was hard core (even though it's less than a mile from my house).  

And I was glad that no one was around to see me lip sinking and dancing while I ran "tonight...we are young" people "so let's set the world on fire!"

After that run I decided maybe someday I WILL be a runner.  I might be able to learn to love it.



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13 comments

  1. I NEED to move somewhere warm and wide open!!

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  2. Totally agree! I run sometimes, but I am definitely not a runner. I just don't love it enough. I love going to the gym, the elliptical, cycling, rowing, weights classes... but running is really difficult for me. Good to know I'm not the only one!

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  3. Perfect day to run outside. I need to get outside of the gym.

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  4. I'm a bit of a non-runner myself, I WANT to be a runner...in fact I want to do a mini marathon...so I'm working on it :-)

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  5. I live in the country also. The country is the best place to run. Not a person in sight, just beautiful views. Love this post.

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  6. LOL you are cute. Kudos to you for at least going to the gym. Hopefully you'll get more outdoor running opportunities. Especially since the weather is going to get nicer =)

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  7. Dear Sarah,
    If you have not yet, you NEED to listen to the rest of the album by "Fun." It came out a week ago and has changed my life.
    Love Garrett.

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  8. i have a lot of similar thoughts. I'm definitely not a runner, but i like to think that i can jog here and there...but only when it's not pouring out, and when i'm not too tired, and when i ipod has been updated with new songs.
    i find it hard to get motivated and stay motivated. if you have any tips, i'd love to hear them!

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  12. I run too.. a good sale at the department store.

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  13. Hello! I'm a new follower! I love this blog! I can identify with most things you write about, especially this post about being a runner! I wish I could get that runner's high- just not there yet! I love that you write this blog together as sisters- what a great idea!

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