…Except now I CAN!
There are two types of distances I am referring to in the above statement:
1) Distance between Boyf and I
2) Distance running
I can’t take the distance between boyf and I. It is coming up on a year of us being states apart. He is in Philadelphia and and I am in Virginia and it pretty much just eats me up every. single. day. that we aren’t together. I hate not being in the same state. I hate not being able to see each other after work and have dinner, simple things like that. I read about everyone on other blogs and all the things they do with their boyfriends, fiances, husbands and it just makes me sad that Boyf and I only get to share such little time together on (most) weekends. We were together for about 3 years in the same state, so being apart like this has been a huge adjustment.
I can take the distance running. During the past (almost) year that boyf and I have been apart, I have taken up a new hobby: RUNNING. I have always been athletic, playing soccer and lacrosse in highschool and lacrosse in college, but I have always. hated. running. I used to be the fastest person on the field at one point, but it wasn’t because I ever put in time doing distance running or conditioning. It just came easy, and I was lucky. Post college I attempted to run on a few occasions just as exercise because I was packing on a few lbs. but nothing more than a mile, maybe two if I was lucky. Since boyf and I have been apart, I have picked up running alot more seriously. I have run in more races than I ever thought I would, I have run more miles than I ever thought I would, and I am ENJOYING IT more than I ever thought I would.
Tonight I ran 7 miles in 1 hour. That is pretty freaking awesome if you ask me. I had about an 8 minute mile pace for the first 5 miles and then I slowed down a bit. I am super proud of that time and am even more excited for my upcoming runs now.
I have the Broad Street 10-miler run coming up in less than two weeks, and the Zooma Annapolis Half Marathon a few short weeks after that. These are two seriously challenging runs, and I couldn’t be more thrilled and excited to participate in them. I am just not sure I would have gotten to this point if it hadn’t been for the distance.
I hate the distance between boyf and I, but I am currently in love with running.
The distance between boyf and I will (HOPEFULLY) soon come to an end, but my running will not. And I am excited about that, and proud of myself for how far I have come.