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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Commute running aka I just dont want to be in a gym

I am not sure what is going on with me but I want to avoid the gym at all costs and really just want to be outside and running for fun but also running to get from point a to point b.  I have never been the kind of person that makes goals like ...
run every day for a year even if I have my period or my leg has gangrene or it is 50 below and 10 feet of snow. 
I have no problem skipping a planned run...
lately though
I have really just wanted to run even if it is only for a few miles or it is my commute home from work.  It just makes me happy to be alone and not surrounded by people like you are at the gym. 
I am realizing that I want to run not for what it will do to me on the outside
but more importantly
what it does for me on the inside.
It makes me feel like I am comfortable in my own skin...
It makes me feel healthy...
It makes me feel relaxed and happy...

I no longer run to keep myself at a certain weight or to fit into a size 2 pants.
I run because it makes me BE in the moment
it allows me the opportunity to relish the smells and sights and sounds of nature.
The gym seems to me to be an activity that is still more focused on having muscles and filling out the bum in a pair of jeans....

If given the choice I prefer my loose hiking pants or running pants to a pair of jeans...


as I age
I have started
to see
as beautiful.
Beautiful because of my actions...
and not what I look like.

(excuse my French)
fantastic : )