One Foot in Front of the Other

St. Coca's 5km road race - June 24th 2011
Creative Commons License photo credit: Peter Mooney 

(FYI, that is not me in the picture)

According to my account on, I last went for a run on June 27. I ran a couple of times in May, a few times in March, and was actually training for a race in January before I somehow strained my left adductor.

Now it’s September. The weather is cooling down. My left adductor, while still slightly weak is so much better. My legs are awesomely strong thanks to my love of kettlebells and squats.

I want to start running again, but my brain is putting on the brakes. What if I’m slower than I used to be? What if I can’t walk tomorrow, and thus cannot swing bells again? The mental part of going for a run is much more challenging that the physical.

I need to just put one foot in front of the other and get my rear out the door.

(thanks to Sarah for encouraging me to lace my shoes up again)

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