Thursday, May 6, 2010

My Grand Return to Running!

So I'm back!

I could hardly function between school and work, combined with the grief when Teresa died last week. It was definitely tough for a while. It's still a little tough, but I was able to go out and run this morning, which was wonderful. Running is such a release in so many ways.

I got to use my Nike+ for the first time this morning! I've had the shoes for over a week now and I didn't expect that I'd end up so stressed out last week and not realy able to run, so today was awesome. I LOVE it. I don't have to worry about Map My Run, which is a nice tool, but can be a pain sometimes. With the Nike+, I can run wherever I want and still track it! I'm glad that I budgeted my money so that I could buy it. I haven't used the online tool a lot, because I'm busy getting ready to finish my 2 Bachelor's Degrees tomorrow and graduate on Saturday, but it was nice to be able to look at it a little. I think that it's going to become a really useful tool in the upcoming months and year(s).. haha. I do love it.

Running this morning was so exciting! Being finals week, my schedule is a little different than usual, so I was able to run this morning, when I would usually have been at work. Very exciting. It was a little chilly at first, but I got used to it pretty quickly. I warmed up and even was sweaty by the end! haha. I love when it gets warm outside. (Duh, I'm moving to Florida!) I ran all over campus this morning and got to take a look at some of my favorite places over the past few years. I hope that I find a place in Orlando that is as nice to look at as Ball State's campus. It's really pretty here. I'm sure I'll find something. Besides, running isn't entirely about beauty and niceness. It's just partially about beauty. haha.

I'm so excited to be almost done with school.. more time for work, money, and running! That's all that I need in life! lol. I'm going to start running a lot this summer, training for Goofy's Challenge and maybe running a few half marathons. I'd like to be able to run a full marathon sometime in the fall. I think that I will be able to find one that I'm interested in, then I'll feel a little bit more motivated. That's the goal.

I'm a little sad that it has been so long since I've been able to run. I've been struggling with things getting in the way. I need to make this a priority, because it IS a priority. It's just tough to be able to figure out what is the most important priority in my life. I think that's an adult thing to think about. Maybe being 23 makes me an adult. Hmph!

Goal: 1000 miles/365 days
So far: 296.85 miles/180 days
To go: 703.15 miles/185 days


  1. Moving to Orlando? There sure are a lot of running bloggers that live down there. It would be awesome if you are able to hook up with them.

  2. I think fl will make it easier to make running a priority as long as you don't make your life even crazier and more stressful than it has been lately....we'll see. I'm glad we were able to run today and I think that nike plus is awesome.

  3. Welcome back to running. I agree, the Nike+ is really cool and being able to give you real time feedback. Keep up the great work and have a great graduation.

    Interval Training Man

  4. I have wanted to try the Nike+, so I am glad to hear you like it! I understand distractions from running, for me it seems to happen way too often!
    congrats on your schooling...that is super awesome!
    Keep up the good work in all areas of your life! =)

  5. Yay! Thank you. My graduation went really well and it was so much fun. :)

    I'm glad to be back in my running shoes, too.