Cecilia A.

Cecilia A.

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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!

 
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19 comments

David M.David M.Kenzai Run | Graduating (Member)
over 3 years ago

Speedy Wind! - I don't think you could make that up. And note - to outrun the lion or bear, you merely have to outrun the friend you are with at the time!
I agree, the joy of running is truly in the scenery. Good luck and have fun!


    Adelyn C.Adelyn C.Kenzai Body 3 | Day 56 (Member)
    over 3 years ago

    Run Cecilia run! :) David's comment on merely needing to outrun the friend that you are with cracked me up! So true!!

    So inspiring to know that we are all in this together, fighting our own battles and scoring our own victories.. but together.. every single day! :)


      Elissa ImranElissa ImranKenzai Mind | Day 7 (Member)
      Trainerover 3 years ago

      eloquent and full of innuendo all at the same time. 🤗


        Thomas DoyleThomas DoyleKenzai Member
        Head Trainerover 3 years ago

        Bringing the freedom and romance to the run!


          Leah GallieLeah GallieKenzai Member
          Assistant Trainerover 3 years ago

          OMG amazing blog, the runners high is real and it's real addictive! Enjoy and great job on your first 25min free fun. Oh Mr Darcy, dreamy sigh haha


            Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 1 (Member)
            over 3 years ago

            May we all find our own Mr. Darcy as we run!!! Here's to the high! Delighted to be running with you Cecilia and all the other inspiring Kenzai folks.


              Tera K.Tera K.Alumni
              over 3 years ago

              Running is awesome! You really do get that "high"!! I miss my running days but can't wait to pick it back up! Good luck Cecilia! You will be an awesome runner!


                John M.John M.Kenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 1 (Member)
                over 3 years ago

                I am with you all the way, Cecilia. The rope is great but it's static. Running is most definitely not. I want to learn how to run to add it to my portfolio of cardio and exercises that I know how to do well and safely. Running is also an incredible way to see things, as my runs in London and Berlin attested. Like you I do not aspire to any marathons or triathlons, but I want to live a really healthy life.


                  Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                  Head Trainerover 3 years ago

                  Whelp, let's be honest, living out in Cali, you never know when you may need to out run a puma! Welcome to the party, Cecilia!


                    Jess SwarbreckJess SwarbreckKenzai Member
                    Trainerover 3 years ago

                    Love that Mr Darcy metaphor! Go for it C- I'm sorry not to be joining you to train this time around but I'm cheering you on from the sideline.


                      Jessica B.Jessica B.Alumni
                      over 3 years ago

                      Looking forward to hearing about your running adventures!


                        Kim MurchKim MurchKenzai Reach | Day 35 (Member)
                        Trainerover 3 years ago

                        Love your post, especially how you manage to casually sling in a literary reference into a blog about running. What are the characters for your Chinese name? Really looking forward to doing this program with you!


                          Jenny HaddleJenny HaddleKenzai Member
                          Assistant Trainerover 3 years ago

                          Runner's high is real! I especially experienced this when long distance training. Can't wait to see how this saga ends...is running your true soul-mate?!


                            Cecilia A.Cecilia A.Kenzai Member
                            Trainerover 3 years ago

                            @all- High fives and internet hugs all around!

                            Guys, my name isn't really Speedy Wind! It's Flight of the Righteousness... Righteous Ascension. I'm clearly meant to take over the world. My gramps was quite the wordsmith!

                            @Adelyn & Tera, warms my heart to see you here! One community!


                              Kim BensonKim BensonKenzai Member
                              Trainerover 3 years ago

                              Run like Phoebe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_0Ta_DIWuU "That's not running, let's go!!!"


                                Yvonne T.Yvonne T.Kenzai Member
                                over 3 years ago

                                Hi Cecilia, great blog and reflections! May you find all your looking for in the next 6 weeks!


                                  Nate Belle IsleNate Belle IsleKenzai Kettlebell 2 | Day 21 (Member)
                                  Trainerover 3 years ago

                                  Good luck on this journey Cecilia!


                                    Andy L.Andy L.Kenzai Chisel | Day 35
                                    over 3 years ago

                                    Nice blog, look forward to reading colorful updates as we go!


                                      Sara PittmanSara PittmanKenzai Chisel | Day 7 (Member)
                                      Assistant Trainerabout 3 years ago

                                      Exciting stuff - enjoy!


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