Rash Ramblings

A runner once, an explorer always!

No way!!!

I woke up this morning and I could barely move. At least I thought that was the case. I went ahead and made the move to get out of bed. After much deliberation, I finally decided even though I knew it was going to hurt, I would make the attempt to run. I would even attempt the longer run like I have done a few other times this week. I started out slow and after a little while I started to loosen up and felt alright to run.

This goes to show the very hardest part about making this work is just getting yourself out the door. You may feel there is no way physically that you are going to be able to complete the task, but you have to try anyway. After three 45 minute plus runs this week, I feel totally different. I know there is a point somewhere around 30 minutes of activity that puts you in that zone of actually making a difference in your physical conditioning. I personally have proved that to myself this week through these runs. It is almost like I did more good this week than I  have done in the last four months, but in truth I know that not to be true.

In getting started with this running routine I had to make it attainable. It is very easy to get distracted from the goal when it feels unbearable and you do not seem to be making much progress. This morning I thought of the person who is dieting or exercising to lose weight and has that pervading thought of a candy bar or other such treat that might supposedly make everything better. That thought was generated from my thoughts as I ran in that cool almost cold air for I kept picturing myself in bed pulling the warm covers up under my chin. I knew I was actually in the better situation. It also probably strengthened my conviction knowing I was able to overcome any negative thoughts I had and press on. And…press on, I will.  Sat 49:33.83


Energy and persistence conquer all things.
– Benjamin Franklin

Having chosen our course, without guile and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear and with manly hearts.
– Abraham Lincoln

Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
– Bill Blackman

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
– George Allen



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