Wednesday, May 23, 2012

For the Runners

I've been wokring really hard at getting my butt out to exercise and lose some weight. Sometimes I don't feel like it, and sometimes I feel really discouraged - like I feel excessively tired, slow, like my lungs are going to explode, etc. But I can still do it.

A friend of mine named Rebecca commented on an auto-tweet that my Nike+ does for me, announcing to the world that I have been on a run for so and so distance. She said "Wow! Good for you" which is the type of supportive response she would normally give and I expect from her. She's always been really supportive of me, and I try to be supportive to her as well, although I often fall short.

She's been in a lot of pain lately, rupturing ovarian cysts is the post prevalent issue right now, and I wish there was something I could do to make it better. Rebecca can't run right now. She can't walk, can't sleep much of the time, can't do anything really, so I should be happy that I can run. That is what I must do - run and be happy I can. Someday, I won't be able to run any longer. But today is not that day.

Rebecca, I really hope you start to feel better soon. Sending you lots of love.


  1. You are so sweet to support me this way. I'll know more later today after visiting with my RE this afternoon.

    Keep up with the running. Some day I too hope to be able to run again.

  2. I feel your pain about wanting to run and not feeling it sometimes and feeling like your chest is burning. So I have changed to HIT - high intensity training - so it is only really 4-6 minutes of high intensity running. It has really worked for me! Happy running!


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