Just like that.
I laced up my (new) running shoes (Mizuno Wave Rider 10s), smeared on some body glide, charged up my iPod* and showed up on the street at 6:00 a to the m and got my feetsies moving again.
It wasn't necessarily pretty, it was excessively sweaty and yet in a weird way it was still fun.
And then I did it again the next day. And then the next. And so forth.
New (again) habits take repetition, don't they?
Last week I logged 14 miles and this week I've logged 13 (so far). This morning I ran 2.5 miles before taking Annelise to tennis camp and then hit the track (I know!) for 2 more miles (walking the curves and running the straights). I even "ran" the bleachers, well, sort of and only 2-3 times, but still.
I don't know what has come over me, but I like it.
Yes, it's hard to get up early, but you get used to it.
Yes, it's hot and humid even at 6:00am, but you get used to it.
I'm still following run:walk intervals that are embarrassingly short, although this week I've bumped it up to 3:1, and yes, that extra minute of running is killer. Will I ever get back to 5:1 intervals or even straight running? Is this the rebirth of Marathon Bird? Maybe. I hope so.
I'll keep you posted.
*My iPod is my running life saver, I don't think I could run without it. I added a few new (to me) songs:
Dynamite by Taio Cruz
Howlin' for You & Everlasting Light by the Black Keys
On the Floor by J Lo
but can still bust my running groove old school with It Takes Two by Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock and don't forget Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen. Gotta give a HOLLA to Anne for sending me an awesome running CD full of dance-y remixes that really keep my feet going, thanks again girlie!
Now I'm curious, what songs are getting your feet moving these days?