Signs of Dedication

I went running in the rain this morning. Hmm. Let’s break that sentence apart in order to truly appreciate it, shall we?

I went running” Running is back to being nearly an assumed thing for me, and this is beautiful . There was a lengthy hiatus in the not-so distant past, so I don’t want to take it for granted.

“in the rain” Having the motivation to run in the wet stuff is a big deal. In fact, it currently ranks #4 in my “Ways to Tell if You’re a Runner” countdown. Boy, that sounds like a great post. I’d link to it, but it doesn’t exist yet. Regardless, I could have just as easily gone back to sleep when the running alarm woke me in the midst of a rainstorm.

“this morning” How many times  have I grumbled about  not being a morning person? I DON’T LIKE running in the morning…particularly this time of year, when “morning” is synonymous with “dark and scary.” But I got my whiny patoot out there anyway, because there were miles to be run and I have a GTC meeting to attend after work tonight.

So. I went running in the rain this morning! I earned some sloshy shoes and a few more miles to check off my little 17-week to-do list. Yeehaw for that. And I know, I know, it’s easy to be dedicated on week 2 of this little experiement, but I’m trying desperately to be positive. Hopefully, laying some slacker-free groundwork in the beginning will help sustain me as the miles add up.


3 responses

  1. proud of you miss megan! now you just have to get to “went running in the rain at 4 AM” and we KNOW you have arrived …. because we’ll be right there with you 🙂

  2. Meggy, that’s awesome. No matter what comes your way, know that I believe in you and I am out there with you (9 hours to the south). Tell Scott great job with his stuff as well, and keep it up! You inspire me!

  3. Liked the post…being a morning person, who actually likes to run in the rain, I’m interested to see the top 3 things to tell if I am a runner! Having a training log in use has got to be in the top 10…

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