When does running get easier?


I've often wondered when running will get easier. I 'm kinda waiting for this magic moment when I'll lace up and breeze out the door, effortlessly cranking out a ten miler.

Running hasn't gotten all that much easier

Nevertheless: even though it hasn't gotten all that much easier yet, I can now run much further and much faster then I could seventeen years ago! Back then I'ld barely make it around the corner without collapsing in a teary, sweaty heap of misery, and now I can run for an hour without blinking.

Although not without some cussing.

Running is like mothering

As usual running is a lot like mothering. I also thought mothering would get easier over time, but it hasn't. To be honest I find it as difficult now as thirteen years ago when I was a new, dewey-eyed mommy. But just like with running I have learned a lot, and I'ld like to believe I have improved.

So even though both running and mothering don't get easier, as a runner and as a mom yóú get better at it!


Anonymous said...

Sometimes it is not about the destination, but the journey itself that is worth the effort. Each time I exercise, I have an excuse in my head for not doing it. I find that I like myself better if I stick with my workout routine. Like you said, it get easier to just ignore that whining part of me and just get on with the workout.

ModernMommy said...

Good Analogy! I have been really lazy about running lately but now that the weather is cooling down I want to start up again. I love to witness the progress my body makes day after day. I miss that.

Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers said...

I wish that I could run again. My bad back and hips won’t let me run any longer. But yes, running is like motherhood. I’ve found slow, steady, and consistency is key.

Vintage Style Gal said...

I admire those who can run, an ankle surgery many years ago left me learning how to walk again. These days I enjoy biking and have found if I stick with it, I feel so much better than if I didn't do it. Thank you for sharing with Whimsy Home Wednesday.

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