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👟 Sunrises. Now that I have been out earlier in the morning to run, I have been seeing more sunrises. It truly amazes me how it is the beginning of a new day but in another part of the world it is already night. I know how or why it happens but to me it is still a wonderful thing that takes place. I like to teach this lesson to my students because many of them have no idea. I have also noticed that now it is lighter before 7am and it is getting darker later than 5pm.
👟 Being careful. It bothers me that as a woman I have to be extra careful when running outside. How many times do I hear or see an article of what I should or should not do? There is never anything like that for men. This week a man stopped me to ask a question about the bus. I was having a great run and was more than happy to help him. I answered his question and our conversation was about 2 minutes. He was grateful that I helped him. I felt good for helping him. However, moments later I realized that maybe I should not have stopped to talk to him. Yeah, at that moment I thought of what could have happened to me and it freaked me out.
👟 Sports bras. Why are they expensive and why is it so hard to find one that fits well? Mine are from Victoria’s Secret and I’ve had them for a few years. I love them because they provide enough support and they’re easy to take off after a sweaty run. I know I need to replace them but have not found any that I like (I hate the padded ones). I ordered 4 new ones from Victoria’s Secret again and received two already. I do not like them at all. Hopefully the other 2 will fit.
👟 Things happen for a reason. I am a firm believer of it. However, there are times that I think really hard about those reasons. Sometimes I like running in the neighborhood where I want to buy a house. I see the house that I almost bought. It was perfect for me. But I also know that it wasn’t meant to be. Right? This was almost two years ago. What is taking so long? It is meant for me to live in an apartment for the rest of my life? These past couple of months drove me crazy because I wished I had more room to move around. When I was in quarantine I was limited to where I could go. I also want more room so I can get a treadmill (I do want the Peloton treadmill). Ugh! I know, I know. I need to be more patient.
👟 My run streak. I slept in yesterday and did not have time to run in morning. I ran after work. However, I had to think really hard about why I “had” to run. I think part of the reason was that I was tired. Last week I was also tired and almost skipped my run. My coach asked me to think about why I started this streak and if that why was still valid today. I told him that “The why was to get out and run. To get some fresh air. To start off my day on the right foot. To clear my head”. I thought about those reasons and went running. It was just one mile but I felt better afterwards. Oh, and it was day #146.