U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Exercise and Fitness
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
Old 09-20-2011, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Clendenin, WV
3,417 posts, read 2,786,691 times
Reputation: 906
Default What I Forgot About!

Turned 20 the other day. Told myself I was going to start running again. I once ran cross country and track in school, but after high school I became lazy and un-interested. It was hard for me to get back to running, so I just pushed it off. Turned 20, and decided to give it another go! Day One, I ran from my house to a local golf course. I live in West Virginia, and as you probably imagine my run was filled with hills. I made it back ok, still alive and still wanting to run. But what I didn't feel was the love. Day 2, after my last class at college I decided to try it again. Where I was interested in running again, I had went out and bought a new pair of Nike runing shoes and shorts for the occasion. I parked under the interstate bridge near Magic Island, it was around 7:30. I started off across the street to the bike trail that runs along the beautiful Kanawha River. The trail is lined with both street lamps and trees, and it guides users through both downtown and the historic east end. The pace wasn't fast, the run wasn't smooth, nor the breathing easy. But it started to hit me. The other runners, bikers, walkers, ect... on the path filled my heart with joy. The friendliness, plus the atmosphere made the vibe feel natural. It was happening, I was remembering the great times I had running, the passion I had once felt, and the feel of the ground on the bottoms of my shoes. The road was familiar again, and the love was there again. Not only did I enjoy a pleasant run, but was able to witness the beauty of the sun setting on what was now a perfect day!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-21-2011, 04:28 AM
 
Location: eastern pa
1,037 posts, read 2,097,836 times
Reputation: 1306
Good for you! as you know from your past running, not every run is good. But when you feel like you did on Day 2, nothing like it! take it easy and enjoy. Or, practice more and enter a race again. what makes it enjoyable is variety.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2011, 06:54 AM
 
Location: somewhere near Pittsburgh, PA
1,283 posts, read 1,902,700 times
Reputation: 1038
Outstanding. Glad you enjoyed it. Nothing beats running outdoors on a beautiful trail. I'm not far from you here in Western PA, so I know all about those hills! But this area has just wonderful running/biking trails and it's a joy to get outside and exercise in nature. I can't last longer than 20 minutes on a treadmill before I am overcome with boredom, but when running outside, I feel like I could run all day, if my body is cooperating. Nothing clears the mind as well as running outside, it can't be beat after a stressful day at work.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2011, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Clendenin, WV
3,417 posts, read 2,786,691 times
Reputation: 906
I'm really glad that I decided to go back. I started at a young age (seven) and ran all the way until I graduated. After 9th grade, I started getting burned out on it, and by the time I was in my 12th grade year it was hard for me to find a reason to continue. Now that I've been sitting on my butt for the past year and 4 months, I had to refill the hole in my life!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $79,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Exercise and Fitness
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top