Wednesday, April 17, 2013


last spring, i started the couch to 5k program.  i got through the first 5 weeks before i found out i was pregnant, and promptly stopped running because i was a weenie and didn't want to "hurt" the baby.  stupid.  but it happened.  a week before i found out i was pregnant, i went out and bought new running shoes.  i was really committed to making the c25k program work for me.  and then i got scared.

i really want to get back out there again.  i felt good while i was running the program.  i've been trying to figure out when i could do it, but i haven't really committed to it because i just wasn't driven enough.

and then i read this.

and now i want to commit.  i want to get my feet on the pavement (or the park path) and get moving.  i want to put one foot in front of the other, constantly moving forward.  i want to increase my heart rate.  i want to breathe rhythmically with my body.

i want to do it for boston.  for all those marathon runners who banded together and helped one another out.  for all the first responders who - once again - ran in when others were running out. 

i want to do it because i can.  because my body - tired, achy, and damaged as it may be - still works.  because my heart can still handle the exertion.  because i still have the freedom to move my bones and limbs and muscles at will.  because my lungs can still expand and contract. 

i can't guarantee it will be a regular thing.  days or weeks may go by between my running sessions.  but i'm going to do it.  i'm going to lace up my sneakers, put my hair in a ponytail, and strap on my sports bra. 

i'm going to do it.  i'm going to run for boston. 



Jessica said...

Love this post! I'm running for Boston too friend. Let's lace those shoes up.

Maria said...

This was such a beautiful post, Erin. So inspiring!