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.