Aug 22, 2008 / by corematters / 4 Comments

In my ChiRunning practice, I’m learning to put one foot in front of the other.

For me, this is my constant lesson. My allergies and asthma have been bad this past year. I am allergic to pollens, and most months, I run through swarms of it. So I haven’t run very much and am now deconditioned. At my age, that means starting over.

My goal is to run 5 mornings/week. I don’t have a lot of time nor opportunity. But so far, I made 3 of 5 this week. About the same as last week. Only one day was a great run. Other days, I was tired, my legs were heavy, my breathing labored.

But already, I feel stronger. And I know, if I keep showing up, keep putting one foot in front of the other, I will reach my goal. I dangle ahead of me an image of the strong, healthy person I will be, running with grace and ease.

Isn’t that what most accomplishments are about? Showing up? Moving forward, one step at a time? Keeping your eye on the prize?

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