taking it back

I’ve started taking back something I put away during infertility treatments: running.

I gave up running in January of last year. I was heading into my 3rd fresh cycle and wanted to be able to say I’d done everything I could.

It’s hard. I’m out of shape. After a 3 mile run, I’m exhausted. And when I don’t sleep the night before because someone needed an extra feeding, it makes it almost impossible to get up.

But running soothes my soul. I am powerful when I run. I can think when I run.

It’s part of who I was. And it needs to be part of who I am.

So I’ve signed up for the Chicago marathon. Nope, I’ve never run a marathon before.

There’s a first for everything.


~ by Larisa on April 23, 2008.

No Responses Yet to “taking it back”

  1. Go you! I wish I was a runner…I have tried it a few times, and I just end up being a really powerful walker!
    Best of luck in the marathon=)

  2. Good for you! I is nice to go back to being yourself and it will help in the long run. No pun intended

  3. Good luck!!!! It’s wonderful to have a goal to work towards!

  4. How awesome is that!!! I’ve always been a runner, and I hope to someday run a marathon. I just haven’t found the balls to actually do it. Maybe I should.

  5. Oh my…I haven’t given up running yet…well, until my ovaries got enlarged and he told me too, but never beforehand. I’m glad you’re back! If you ever want to run stairs at Mt. Bonnell to mix it up, let me know…
    When is the marathon??

  6. I am truly amazed and in awe of you. And…it makes me happy to hear about you recapturing something that you love to do. 🙂

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