As some of you may already realize, I’m training for the Asheville Citizen-Times Half Marathon next month. My first half marathon, yay! It’s going pretty well. My last long run was 12 miles. TWELVE MILES! That was a huge achievement for me.
In fact, this whole thing has been pretty huge for me. I’ve never thought of myself as an athlete. I’ve never been good at sports or anything sports-like. Over the past few months, though, I’ve gone from barely able to jog two miles — and having to take walk breaks during that — to running twelve miles. I’ve regularly pushed myself to my physical limits and beyond, then gone back out there and done it again next time, and again and again. It took me a lot of time and work to get to the point where I am now. In fact, I’ve never worked so hard for anything in my life.
Distance running is hard. Not to mention all the other stuff you have to do to keep yourself strong enough to be able to run more than a few miles without injuring yourself. Sometimes, I just don’t want to do it all. I still have plenty of days when I feel like Pizza Kitty up there. But most days, I’m glad I put in all this work. I’m glad I got to this point. I’m healthier. I feel better. I even look a little better, so yay for that! LOL. Mostly though, I’ve gained a real sense of accomplishment, and I love that. I love that finally, for the first time ever in my life, I can call myself an athlete and not feel like I’m telling a giant lie. That’s the best feeling ever :)
Written by Ally Blue
Ally is a rich and famous author of hot gay manlove. She travels the world in her private jet, being waited on hand and foot by her team of pretty young men who bring her umbrella drinks and make out for her pleasure . . . Okay, so that's her dream life. Her novels of Manlove & Angst are mostly written in her living room, in between working at the Evil Day Job and doing Mom Stuff. Oh, the glamorous life of an author!
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