Stuck in Motion (desc.). I was doing Couch to 5K. I was doing well and making progress running with a friend. Friend got busy with summer job, and I was left pa
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I was doing Couch to 5K. I was doing well and making progress running with a friend. Friend got busy with summer job, and I was left partner-less, so I stopped running. I didn't stop being active but I stopped running. Oddly, I had almost just found out what I ran for... what drove me to keep running in the running segments even when my legs and lungs were screaming. My friend's summer job ends August 1st, it was part time at a place and stuff, and I would like to get back in to running, but I'm stuck with a problem: what I ran for, what drove me.. I could still run for that, but it would be like donating to a foundation that doesn't exist anymore. It wouldn't do any good so to speak.

Yes, I know, I really need to be running for myself when I run, but I can't ever do things directly for me. I can do things for other people for me, but when I have nothing to run for, what would I even begin to do if my legs started screaming and my soul had no drive to push me through it?

Have you ever felt like you were trudging through honey?

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#4 - gevaudan (07/31/2013) [-]
Have my version.
#3 - DKXX (07/31/2013) [+] (3 replies)
I have felt like I was swimming tar once, then I played KS I learned that I have emotions I long since forgot, I realized that there is hope for everyone, including me. So I started running. I was not a very active person, so after a few seconds I was exhausted, but I kept going. Looking back I think that I wanted to know what Emi felt when she ran, what it felt like to be at my most "Emi-ist". And I learned something about myself. I learned that I am a stubborn fucker, and no one will ever change that. But I am ok with that, because I will change at my own pace.
I run to change my self.
I run to change how I behave.
I run to forget the bad things.
I run to learn about myself.
I run because for the first time in my life, I feel like what I'm doing right now actually matters for me.
I have never actually ran with a partner, I always just ran listening to music or just enjoying that fact that I can now our run my past self 12 times over. I don't know how it feels to always run with someone. But I do know something. Life is going to keep flowing whether your ready or not, the trick, is to get a hold on something that will keep up with the tide.
Keep running. Don't stop. And what ever you do, Do it for her.
User avatar #2 - mikepetru (07/31/2013) [-]
Make a running playlist of epic anime themes: Gurrenn lagann, Attack on Titan, Fullmetal Alchemist. Recite the epic speeches characters in the animes make when these themes play and you feel like your legs are about to quit.
I swear to God this works. I started running outside in June after months of being trapped on a gym treadmill, I went from running 4 miles at the start of summer to 6.6 miles just today.
Also, try thinking of it as a right of passage. How many people do you know that give up a running regiment just after beginning? It's empowering to know that you are not only willing, but ABLE to withstand the physical anguish of pushing your body beyond its limits. Every step you take is a testament to the sheer strength of your willpower. It's also nice to compare it to other things I find harder and making them easier to do. The other day I said to myself, "JUST ASK HER OUT! FOR FUCK'S SAKE you survived a 6 mile run but you can't do a simple thing like asking a girl out on a date?!" For me, it's sort of a "If I can do this, I can do anything" type of mentality.
In a sense, even if you are alone, you are still doing it for other people. You are showing everyone who sees you running down that track that you are a man who has goals and won't stop until you've achieved them. You are a self-made man, when you have an opportunity to do something great with your life, you take it. That is the mentality I strive for every day of my life nowadays.
User avatar #1 - puccypirateisback **User deleted account** (07/31/2013) [-]
Today I was at the gym and lately I've lost my spark. My plan heading in doesn't always flesh out, I get lazy and cut back stuff because I just want to go home and lay down. I know I can't, I have tryouts coming up soon and I need to give everything I got this year or else I dont think I'll make the team. Last year I was benched because I got cocky. I took a lot of things for granted and my punishment was to sit on the sidelines and watch. I dont want to feel that way again. Whenever I'm tired, when I dont feel like doing another set, running for a little bit longer, I think about how I felt on those days. Disappointed, sad, angry, frustrated. I remember that hurt everyday and I promise myself that I will never feel like that again. I do what I do because it's my painkiller, because it makes me feel good about myself and nobody can take that away from me. I hope this helps you as much as it has helped me
User avatar #8 - nommonsterbaa (08/09/2013) [-]
Does this just have you running three days a week?
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