Monday, May 11, 2009

I may have become an addict......

But not the kind of addict that requires an intervention!

I am addicted to running!

The high, the endorphin release, the feeling of being free!

I can not believe that I didn't start this journey years earlier. I had always had dreams that I was running. Just running down the trail with no cares and no worries, just by myself reflecting on life. Then I would wake up and laugh at myself for even thinking I could run. Silly girl, your fat!!

Not anymore!! Saturday morning I got up at 8:00 and went out for my morning run. The air was cool, clean and crisp. It was about 45 degrees out and felt so good. I can't imagine running in hot weather. How do some of you do it! I ended up running 2 miles that morning, I could have gone for longer, but my hubby had to leave for work and I had two children begging for some mommy attention. That night I went out for another run. My husband just looked at me like I was crazy. "You're going for another run?? You went this morning though" I shook my head, sneaked away from my little Mommy's boy 2 year old and took off. I was only supposed to be gone for 30 minutes or so. However, I felt so good while I was out running that I just kept on going.

By the time I knew it I was almost at 4 miles. I was just kind of on auto pilot and letting my feet and legs take me where they wanted to go. It also helped that I had some killer tunes to listen to as well. Hubby called me after I had been gone for 52 minutes, wanting to know if he should send out the search team. He was worried, and I felt bad for making him worry. The addiction made me do it honey!! (Love you!) I finally made it home at 56 minutes and 4 miles later.

I really ran 6 miles in one day?? To you runners, that may be a normal occurrence, but for me it was a huge feat. I took the day off on Sunday and am rip roaring ready to go today!!

Thanks for letting me brag! I can't believe how good it feels to take care of myself. I found another addiction to replace my previous addiction! I will take a running high over a 5 minute binge any day!!!

P.S. I bought apples again on Sunday as they were on killer sale for $.88 a lb. Got 6 of them for like $2.50!! Hubby was very happy this time! :)


  1. WTG on all the miles! I got 2 miles in this am and about died! I know soon enough I will get the "high"!

  2. Wow ~ you are making incredible progress!

  3. Omg, congrats!
    I'm so happy for you!

  4. AMAZING!!!!!!!! You completely rock! Geez...that's just so frakking cool. I'm so happy for you. Keep up the amazing work :D

  5. AWESOME!!!! It can be very addicting that is for sure. 6 miles is SO GOOD!!! Nothing to sneeze at for sure. I am proud of you! So glad you found something you truly enjoy.

    HA, so funny on the apples. Glad you found a good deal and made the hubby happy.