Did you make new year’s resolutions this year concerning your health? Did you join a gym? This year I’ve decided to give running another go. I started it up almost two years ago and I had to stop. See what had happened was… I was doing a six week program on Weight Watchers that helped move you from walking to running a 5k. I hadn’t signed up for one but I wanted to for that fall season. The first week wasn’t bad at all. It was mostly walking and running for only two minute bursts. The second week was a little harder as the total time got longer and you were doing more two minute bursts. I found getting your breathing under control was the hardest part for me. In week three though, my body seemed to get into the rhythm and I was HOOKED!
SO WHAT HAPPENED?
One day, towards the end of week three, I felt my right leg starting to feel numb as I was running. I had two minutes left to finish before cooling down. Yes, I did. I KEPT running. I knew I should have probably stopped, thinking on it in hindsight, but I felt like if I did then I’d be giving up.
How many things do we start and then stop because they’re hard?
I know. I know. But Arelis, you’re leg was numb. In my head I heard a voice yell, “No pain, no gain!” Another voice whispered, “Arelis stop.” I didn’t hear the whisper. What? You don’t hear voices?
I did stop.
I hadn’t wanted to stop. Who wants to stop half way though a program? I did though because I finally heard the whisper. I made an attempt a few days after that. My leg felt numb but at the start of the run this time. I figured, that sad day in August, I had probably pulled something so I continued going to the gym but didn’t run again.
It wasn’t until…
to be continued
Until I finish sharing my journey with you, of becoming a runner, I wanted to share this article a friend sent me on Thursday. May it give you a giggle and some inspiration!
The following video is inspired by horses!
Would you Prancersize? Or have you had an injury similar to numbness?