Sunday, October 23, 2011

Who ARE you?

This is the question posed by my husband when I responded "2 hours or so" when he asked how long I was heading out for as I was leaving for my run this afternoon. This degenerated into hysterical laughing as my dear sweet husband explained to our 15 year old how he'd love to have a time machine to head back to 1993 so he could introduce 2011 Tracy to 1993 Tracy. . Now this initially caused me to be indignant as I recalled that I DID play 4 years of varsity waterpolo in University. However DH is right...once I graduated there was scant exercise in my life. When Thing 1 was born, there was less. I was Queen of the 3 month exercise splurge followed by several months of excuses until the cycle repeated itself.

So hmmmmmm.....who AM I? I am a runner! I have gained something purely for myself & I relish every moment of it. Why? Because it is a little part of me that is JUST for me. Is that selfish? No, I don't think so. I am a better wife, mother, nurse BECAUSE I have this thing that is just for me. How did I get here....well, that is another post altogether.

Has running changed you?
Are you a different person now that you are a runner?

7 comments:

P1t0 said...

Yes! I am a different person. I feel it and I look it. I like who am now :)

Holly said...

I love this!

How has running changed me? Well, most people GAIN weight and are less active when they get older. In high school, I was a size 12 and could barely run for a minute straight. Now, at 32, I am a size 4, weigh 30 pounds less than I did when I got married, and I am a marathoner! Where I didn't use to exercise at ALL, now I feel really awful if I take 2 days a week off!

I am 100% a better person for being a runner!

Penny said...

Who am I. I'm a mother and wife. I was a lot heavier and hated myself. I couldnt understand how my kids and hubby could love me, when I didnt love myself. Those were times I dont ever what to go through again.

I love myself now, because I run and that in it's self makes me a much better mom and wife.

The Green Girl said...

Love this, girl! What a cheerful reminder to brighten up my day - running has changed my life in so many ways. I'm so grateful to be a runner.

bobbi said...

yes yes yes! I like me much better now too....

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I am a runner too and my husband is still trying to figure that out!

Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

I LOVE this post! I started running BECAUSE my husband mentioned if I ever decided to run (a marathon no less) he'd do it with me! Well, he's done a few 5ks with me, but because he works 6 days/week he doesn't have the time to train like I do. I have done a 10k and I'm training for a half and I feel bad for leaving him behind! But I don't think he WANTS to run anymore. :(