Born to Run

“We gotta get out while were young

`cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run”

(in the words of Bruce Springsteen “Born to Run”)

I took a bit of a hiatus from my running (and zumba) over the past 2 weeks.  I did get one or two runs in there, but for some reason I just couldn’t get myself motivated to do it and it.

I never really considered myself a runner.  Actually, never thought I’d run a 5k, let alone continue running after that race, but for some reason I do enjoy the HIGH from getting out there and talking myself through the moments when I want to stop and walk the rest of the way home.

I don’t think its bad to take a break, no more than 2 weeks for any exercise, to give my body a break.  It allows me to heal a bit if I’ve pushed it too hard and allows me to do something else so that my muscle memory is ever-changing.  And lord knows the muscle memory in the head sometimes needs a break too, since I seem to be less motivated on exercising that sometimes. 🙂

Now don’t start thinking I’ve become this exercise freak who is just whittling down into nothing, cause that so not what I am doing.  My refrigerator held 12 scrumptious Sugar High Cupcakes (yes my favorite cupcake shop) for me to devour (taste test 🙂 over the past few days… but at least it kicked my but into saying – “you eat those, you’re gonna need to do something healthy to counter balance that act.”

You see my motto is…everything in moderation.  Enjoy life.  Eat a little of everything, but not a lot of anything.  Of course sometimes I will over indulge, but I do try to keep the above in mind most of the time.

It’s all about balance in this life and Lord knows I could use a little more.  But this life is about lessons and we all have them to learn.  Mine will be different from yours and someone elses will be different again  So…

Today I am strong and able,

so let me do what I might not be able to do tomorrow.

~katie frank

Until next time~Happy Trails, K