Health care is a basic human right, not a privilege. For some reason, we’ve allowed ourselves as Americans to be fooled into accepting that one must be blessed with “means” to actuate appropriate health care. As a nation we have failed to realize that our health care system is a barometer of our society’s value for human life.

-Me

Saturday, September 30, 2006

3.2 Miles of Glory

So....today I surpassed the three mile barrier. Over the past month or so I have SLOWLY (agonizingly so..) been building up mileage as I do some pretty intensive physical therapy building up the muscles in my leg surrounding my knee. Today I passed the three mile mark! Woooohooooo!

When I first started running, I remember that I used to feel so PROUD and so WARRIOR-FITNESS-GURU-WOMAN like once I surpassed the three mile mark. It probably took me around 4 months to get to the point where I could run three miles without stopping, so this was quite an accomplishment! Each mile I added as I built up my endurance was a new lesson in complete suckiness. I soon learned that the first three miles of any run always sucked the worst. Once I get past the first three miles, I hit a stride. If you are a runner, you know what hitting a stride is. It is when running becomes a part of who you are. It is when you don't work on controlling your breathing, your breathing is simply a part of you. It is when you suddenly look up and notice your surroundings and realize outside is BEAUTIFUL and start singing along with the music on your radio. So for me, as I've been building up my mileage, this three mile mark means that my running world is gonna start getting FUN again.

Today I ran 3.2 miles. That means I had approximately .2 miles of post-three-mile "I feel spectacular stride." The fun has begun, now all I need is a running partner who feels like singing with me (and doesn't mind my nasally singing voice!)!

2 comments:

Minnesota Nice said...

Your vitality shines across the printed page (or shoulc I say screen). I love it when people get their expected results from hard word.
And, what beautiful weekend weather we had here in the Heartland, no?
Have a good week ahead.

MileMasterSarah said...

Thank you! It felt fabulous to run that yesterday. And ya, weather has been great, but almost too hot for my taste! I am not a warm weather or cold weather fan at all...