The hard part

It’s hard to get out the door.
It’s hard to warm up in cold air, when my breath still hangs in front of me.
It’s hard to get moving, thinking about how badly I’d like to be inside.
It’s hard to keep pace and keep going.
It’s hard to keep from sprinting to the end so I can just be done.
It’s hard to keep my form sometimes . . . which means back and hip pain most often.
It’s hard to push further than 5 miles.
It’s hard to climb the stairs after a run.
It’s hard to will myself to stretch out.
And it’s hard to remember to hydrate and do some core exercises.

But as hard as it can be, finish lines, milestone runs and knowing that today I did just a little bit more than yesterday becomes so incredibly worth it.

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5 responses to “The hard part

  1. Aww, sometimes I really wish that I could run.

  2. So worth it! And, honestly, it’s the knowing it’s worth it that makes us get past all the hard parts, yes? 🙂

  3. A hard run is still better than no run at all 🙂

  4. So proud of your work Robyn. I know we all feel like that in these cold winter months. You are amazing just to get out there and do 1 mile, you are already ahead of 99% of people playing video games and having nachos inside! You go girl! 🙂

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