Feb 17, 2012

Come back

Alright to be completely honest I thought about not coming back to this site. I don’t know what it is about this place that I have such a love/hate relationship with.
Part of me hates feeling like another blog in cyber space, let alone a preachy know it all blog about exercise. That’s not to discredit my experience or knowledge on the subject. I spend many hours studying exercise and love to talk about it with willing listeners.  That is one of the reasons I keep coming back. Another would be the fact that this is my own site and can really put whatever I want to on it. It’s like a little kid who gets his own clubhouse, might not be much but it’s a place to be you.
Running for me has its likes and dislikes.
But obviously there is more to like that will keep me coming back for more. Right now I am still struggling with a stupid back issue I have and running has slightly changed. While it is frustrating to deal with the loss of muscle and coordination during this time, there is a spark of determination that has been ignited in me.
While out on the trails I will sometimes take the time to glance at the scenery and appreciate the outdoors. However lately, there is a drive inside of me now that was not there before. When I go out to run I do just that, I am there to run. 
Yes it has its frustrations and time commitments that can run a person down. In fact that is why I love it. No matter how hard it gets, you will always get what you put into it. If you want to accomplish an ultra marathon, half marathon, 5k or whatever, it is up to you. You can decide how to react to the sport. You can also decide how to reward those who support you as well. I know it all sounds so simple, right? Well that is up to you. Get movin!

Side note:
For me this upcoming year I am not signed up for any races. I don’t know why but I am really turned off by the marketing of trail runs and road runs alike. I hate it! To me running is sacred in its own way, to treat it like a product gets under my skin. That is not to say I may not end up signing up for some stuff, but we shall see. Needless to say I am very picky about joining organized events.