Thursday, March 4, 2010

I'm Hungry!!!!!!!!

I can't get enough.
I want more.
I have had a little bite and find my appetite increasing. I am not getting full.

For once, it's not peanut butter I'm talking about.

I'm talking about running. It's reigniting my engine. It's giving me that feeling again.

The feeling that has kept me in competitive sports for 30 years or more now. It's that feeling you get when your body responds. When it reacts to the training. When it moves smoothly and freely. You might have a pain, you might even suffer, but it feels amazing. It gives you life. It wakes you up and makes you feel strong. You have no limits. You can do anything you decide to do.

I have had bites of that feeling. And it's delicious.

It's not handed to you when you wake up in the morning. Or when you pass by the mile 2 telephone pole. It requires time. Patience. Discipline. Patience. Hard hard work. Yes, most of all hard work. Yes, I said patience twice.

Late fall I fell prey to the dreaded stress fracture injury. So I had to stop. I was forced to be patient. My motivation faltered at times when I wasn't moving forward as I should. Instead of giving up, I waited. And waited. And rested.

I have been unleashed again. The steps were heavy and slow for a long time. Could I get back to the real me?

Hell ya....and then some.

I'm starving now. I've had a taste. This is one craving I am Not going to fight.

11 comments:

Running and living said...

I know exactly how you feel! Awesome!

Mary IronMatron said...

Sometimes a really long break makes a return so sweet...
I'm taking my runs for granted these days. I need to focus on how good they feel. Thanks for the inspiration!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

That is why I love running so much! Glad to hear your back at it! :)

Michelle Simmons said...

That's how i felt when I was just getting back into training and racing last year after being pregnant. :) Awesome feeling. go get it!

Ewa said...

I am working hard to get back to that point. I had a long hibernation period after a nasty flu but now I finally feel like I am getting my rhythm back and then will come this awesome place you are at when movement will be as much a part of my being as air is.

Jennifer Harrison said...

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! SO glad you are back 100%! :) Patience is hard but when done right you can come right back stronger!!!! Great work!

Jennifer Cunnane said...

Enjoy isn't it sweet being back!!! Happy to hear you are back running!!!

Melissa said...

I know that feeling. Everything feels fresh again. It's awesome.

GoBigGreen said...

Watch out Saguro Canyon...Ange is coming to run you down:) ( hope i can keep you in my sight!)
Oh and speaking of hungry, there are some good places to eat so that will wont be an issue either:)

MaineSport said...

Nice work. Something tells me you'll be thankful for the layoff in a few months when everyone else is hobbling around.

Swimming for ME said...

Well of course you are hungry for more... you are Ange! Good for you and enjoy it- especially with this warm weather we are unexpectedly getting...