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After a long day at the office…run!

I stayed up lated last night, thus was late getting started this morning, and was grumpy all day at work. Add to that, I had to stay four hours later than I planned to get a draft of a project out. So after 12 or so hours of work, I really was ready for….a 7 mile run. Yup, 7 miles at 9:45 pm. It might help to mention that I’m training for the Berlin marathon in September. And today’s training run was 7 miles, so it had to be done.

I started out dreading the run, but quickly fell into the rhythm and the miles melted away. It was hard and it was hot and it was humid. But there’s just something about the run that ignites a fire in my soul. After being cramped up in the office all day, the run was just what I needed. And I got it in just in time – judging by the rolling thunder outside right now, I just barely missed a torrential downpour.

So, what’s the moral of this story? The daily grind can wear us all down, but it doesn’t have to defeat us. I found that running recharges my batteries. And I highly encourage you to find what does that for you – if you’ve never tried running, give it a shot. I’ve met some of the best people and had some of the most intense experiences of my life out on the path. But if runnin’ ain’t your thing – keep exploring till you find what is.

I was a bona fide couch potato before I laced up 18 months ago – now I’ve got one marathon under my belt and plan to run one on every continent in the next 5 years. And trust me – if I can do it – so can you!

  • You are the MAN! That would be a ticket out for most people after that long day but good for you for sticking to your training schedule! We always workout in the evening because it helps knock out the stress of the day and if you were grumpy or anxiety laden, it all melts away! Keep it up!

  • I am not much of a runner yet but am slowly getting there. Slowly being the operative word. But I definitely understand coming home after a long day at work and forcing myself to get a workout in when it seems like the last thing I really want to do. The feeling of accomplishment after doing a good workout is unmatched by anything else I could do to unwind after a rough day at work. Keep up the great work and that is an awesome goal!

    Mike Platt

    July 29, 2011

  • You guys rock! Thank you so much for the support!!!
    Mike – there’s nothing wrong with “slowly”, the fact that you’re doing it is enough right now. The rest will come – dedication pays out big time in the end.

    jeff

    August 2, 2011

  • i totally agree

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