Monday, July 19, 2010
The piece that was missing in me.
For most of my childhood and teenage years I was a dancer. I started dance when I was 2 years old and did it all the way through high school. My Senior year, I got too wrapped up in my boyfriend and decided it wasn't important anymore and quit. One of the biggest mistakes of my life. For years since, I have felt that a piece of me was missing. I was in love with dance in a way that you would love another person. I still get chills watching great dancers! Seeing the scar tissue on my toes from toe shoes actually makes me nostalgic! I never thought I would find something else that made me feel the way dance did, but I have! Running! I started as a runner just to boast my fitness, but I have since fell in love with it, just as I was in love with dance for all those years! It feels like the piece that has been missing from my heart for the past 15 years has been replaced! When I run, I feel the energy and joy I did when I danced! It relieves stress and takes my mind of my day to day worries, as dance did. Of course, its just as hard on my body as dance, so I am praying for health and doing what I can do prevent injuries. Yesterday, I finished my second 5k race, timed 7 minutes faster than my last one, two months ago! The feeling of accomplishment is amazing! I am doing two more 5K's this Summer and 10K in October, then training for a half marathon in April of 2011!