The Payoff!

Running a race for time, is a test of strength, speed and endurance. Your results are a measure of how strong your legs are, how fast you can turn them over and how long you can run while it hurts.

Your lungs are burning, you can hear that you are panting, your legs are stinging, your feet pounding. How long can you maintain this rhythm? How far can you endure the pain? How long can you stick out the mental presence and stay in the zone?

And as you approach the finish, you can see the time clock and now you cannot even feel your legs, your arms are moving on their own and you can feel yourself smile as it registers in your mind.

You are elated, your legs stop moving, and you take it in. The weeks, the months of training, all coming together.  And you let out a smooth exhale as you exclaim a hearty “I did it!”

Advertisements

About judithisbell

Judith is a physical fitness professional offering advice and anecdotes about healthy lifestyles.
This entry was posted in Athletes, Fitness category, Glen Allen, Henrico, Richmond, Running category and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to The Payoff!

  1. Pingback: Tweets that mention The Payoff! « Judithisbell's Blog -- Topsy.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s