“I don’t know if running changed my life or if I changed my life for running, but who cares really? My feet keep moving, my arms keep pumping, and my mantra keeps rolling, ‘Be patient. You got this.’” Valerie DiMambro
I’ve secretly started running again. Why keep a secret? Because it’s super slow… but gradual. I’m not bummed it’s slow, or where I am, but I wanted to be sure it would stick before I told people and glean small, yet innocent, expectations from them. Within the above quote I have found my new running mantra,
“Be patient. You got this.”
This process will be slow for me, but I have to keep in mind that word: process. Process means temporary. So, patience is the key. Patience and a confidence in myself that I can do this.
“Every run is different. You can run the same loop at the same time two days in a row and feel like the queen of the world one day and the scum of the earth the next. It doesn’t say anything about you as a person — except that you’re normal.”
Tonight I went out, laced tennis shoes and a chill from the whipping wind, and felt good — the best I’ve felt thus far since I started back. It wasn’t a long run, but I enjoyed it. Which is the whole point, right?