Dear beautiful display of running shoes,
I’ve been dreaming of you! The other night, I envision us running a marathon with a slight breeze whisking through my hair and the rhythm of our stride keeping the beat of the latest trendy song. And then I awoke to a screaming child ready for yet another feeding.
I recognize the weather has turned to summer and it should be time for us to reconnect, however I can’t find the motivation to formally introduce you to the pavement again! You have been so patient waiting there for 9-months while I went on a hiatus to have a baby. Despite the sweet nothings you whisper in my ear; a nap on the couch snuggled up with my son always seems so much better than a run. I just wanted to let you know I’ve been thinking of you often. One of these days, you and I are going to bond again. I’ll nestle my little toes in, lace you up, and run off to the streets to embrace a steady stride. We’ll eventually work our way back up to racing miles…someday.
But right now, I’ll keep admiring you from afar. I ask for your forgiveness and continued patience as I once again will pass on a run a head off to bed. So many opportunities, so little time.
Note: I’m thinking about signing up to run the fox cities marathon in September. But like always the motivation to sign up isn’t the problem- it’s the training that puts a slight dent into my schedule for the next 4 months that is the problem. And seeing how running 2 miles at a 10 minute pace is enough to kill me right now, the days of running without training are out the forecast! Anyone else interested???