Tuesday, January 14, 2014
A Piece of Today...
Its 3:30 and its time to get started. I put on my Nikes and I lace them up tight. I check the weather to gage what I should put on, and today it's pretty chilly, but not so cold that I need a hat to cover my ears. I throw a jacket on and run out the door of the EOU women's track and field locker room. The door slams behind me signaling that I am on my way.
My team awaits, standing on that magnificent surface that all sprinters have dreams about. Today is considered our "easy" day of training, but I always seem to question the easy part. Every Tuesday its the same thing. We all know the drill. Warm up for fifteen minutes, hurdle drills for seven minutes, workout for twenty minutes, strengthening circuit for ten minutes and stretching for another ten minutes.
Before I knew it practice was over!
Where did the time go? I feel so accomplished and so refreshed. My stresses have been stripped away and my body feels good. I have come to realize that my relationship for this sport is very much Love /Hate. I think that this is the way running is for many. They go through the pain to feel that gain! My passion for running is growing as I sit here and reflect on my practice today. I am realizing that running is not just about running, it is way more than that. Who would have thought!