I've recently started running again. One thing I'm discovering is that I like to run more in theory than in reality. It's a love/hate relationship w/ a lot more hate than anything else. I do truly love to run when I'm doing it. I also hate to run while I'm doing it! I love how it makes me feel right after a run. I love the soreness it brings to my body. It lets me know I'm doing something good. What I hate is the way I struggle to breath while I run.... no seriously! Sometimes, I actually have to think about breathing. This may come to a big surprise to all, but I'm NOT athletic in any sense of the word. The fact that I have run a 5K & a mini is amazing to me. I want to be a runner, I want to run, I want to be athletic, I want to be healthy!
I know people who run w/ no ipod or music of any sorts. My friend Sarah told me that it's the only quite she gets in her day. She's a mother to 2 young girls, so I know where she's coming from. I also hear other people say they enjoy the sounds of the world around them. As of now, I've only ran w/ my MP3 player. Danny & I have been looking at an ipod touch for me, so I doubt I'll be running to the sounds of nature any time soon.
Sunday when I ran after evening services it was cold. The air hurt my lungs. My legs ached, I didn't dress warm enough, & I was hungry. With all that said, it was one of the most wonderful times w/ Jesus. I let my music just play whatever song comes up. I have a wide variety of music on there, from Johnny Cash, The Beatles, Hank JR, George Strait, Elvis, & Nickleback. On this particular run, it was all beautiful Christian music. It was a great time of worship as I ran. I am looking for more to add to my song list. If anyone has any songs they'd like to suggest, please leave them in the comment section.