KRun Day 1: Why I'm Here
- Mar 8th, 2016 at 3:57PM
I want to live in a world where I can run.
I do not need to outrun a mountain lion or a bear. I do not need to tell people that my Chinese name actually means Speedy Wind. I do not need to be the fastest in a race or to do a marathon.
I just want to be able to run.
Like baby giraffes, all limbs and no grace- I can still be quite awkward when it comes to learning a new skill. Like running.
I’m not alone in this but I come to running with some baggage having been injured in my early 20’s from running without proper training. It took until recently for me to see that running is not an unreliable playboy that I should kick out of my life forever just because I got hurt once. Maybe running is more like my Mr. Darcy and I just need some time to see that his cantankerous behavior hides the fact that we are actually incredibly well suited for one another. Maybe running is my soul mate.
On the other hand, my love/ hate relationship with the rope is well documented. I respect the rope for its efficiency, but let's face it- it provides a limited static view of the world when you’re doing it. Efficiency all day, but sometimes a girl needs some freedom and romance!
I look forward to learning the art and practice of running. I look forward to not getting hurt. I look forward to having another cardio option besides jump rope. Though I will not be running through any parks before sunrise or after sunset (seen too many Law & Order episode to ever do that), I do look forward to using running as an avenue to explore new cities ala John M. in his his recent European travelogues.
I also really look forward to this "runner’s high" that I’ve heard about. Like is it real?? And will it really make me high? The many questions that I will ponder as I hit the pavement.
For today, the run is done. 25 minutes done, many many more to go. Glad to be training with you all!