It's day 44 - they say it takes 21 days to create a habit -- I guess by day 44 or so, it becomes an addiction. :)
It's odd, on days that I don't run I'm thinking of running. Looking forward to the next challenge. My hip, knee and ankle still feel a little sore - I'm pretty sure the hip and knee will work it's way out once I lose a little more weight and continue to get stronger. But because of the slight aches, I decided to "cross train" today instead of run. I power walked uphill and used weights but the whole time, I was practically craving to break free and sprint. It's a little crazy. Crave running? HUH? Me? In my life, I've craved cigarettes, vodka, ice cream, chinese food and boat loads of other crap but craving a run? This is a first.
I've worked out lots in my life and I've always enjoyed exercising but would always savor my days off. Even though I liked exercising I can't say I ever loved it.
When I run, I feel like everything clicks in my life. I feel amazingly connected to my body and heart. I guess this is where the term, "runner's high" comes from.
Tomorrow the plan is to run for 3 miles, rest/cross train on Thursday and run 5 miles on Friday - and I'm looking forward to every minute of it!!