My body is begging for it!

Lately my body has been begging me to go out for a run. Dumbfounded I feel this urge to run and this inexplicable desire to change into my running clothes.

At first I didn't recognize the feeling. I'm used to my body whining and complaining, and moaning: 'I wanna lie down!'
'I'm feeling really antsy today,' I told my husband. 'Probably had to much coffee,' I decided.
Somewhere in the past nine years something has changed. Is it possible my body has become used to regular runs, and is now actually asking for it?

Suddenly I don't need to threaten myself anymore with scary diseases, or bribe myself with promises of candy bars, I happily run out the door.
'Do what comes naturally,' I mumble to myself as I surrender to the desire to move. And I ask my body: 'Are you happy now?'
By way of answer my body skips merrily, and I feel the antsy feeling disappearing with every step.

Of all surprises running has brought me, this must be the biggest.
I've actually grown to love it.

10 comments

Relentless Forward Commotion said...

oooh I hate that antsy feeling! Running withdrawls, haha!

Anne said...

This is my first visit and I really enjoy your style :) ...I'll be back! Must be so nice to need to run...I'm addicted myself, but still need a good kick in the butt quite regularly :)

Molly said...

it's such sweet relief once you get back out there!

Rita said...

I am so proud when I rarely get that feeling, it means my habit has been building up. I too try to do what feels right as much as possible.

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your addiction! I LOVE that feeling! Also, thanks for the music list...it's awesome!

Kristen said...

I wish I had ever felt that way. **sigh** Maybe one day.

Nicole Orriëns said...

Well, it took nine years for me to have this feeling!

Shawna said...

I'm glad you shared your blog address - I feel the same way too.. I went and got a run in today before the ice storm hit because I knew I'd be going nuts in a couple of days!

Anonymous said...

LOL - I get running withdrawl too. There have actually been days when hubby has said, "You're really cranky - why don't you go out for a run?" - then I hit him and go run anyways :)

prashant said...

I'm addicted myself, but still need a good kick in the butt quite regularly

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