Monday, June 27, 2005

I'm back!

It isn't that I haven't had anything to say these past months. It's just that my life has been so overwhelming and overscheduled that I truly couldn't find the time to sit and put my thoughts on screen.

And then I started running...

On 21 May, I began training for a marathon. And it was suggested to me by a freelance writer that I keep track of my journey online so that others can read about all my hard work. A great idea, I must say! And so the Running Rabbi was born. Yep -- I have my own website -- And so I've started keeping a running commentary (thanks, C, for that clever little phrase!)about my journey from couch potato to athlete. Not really certain how many people are actually reading it, but it is keeping my family amused and when I read it over, I am reminded of the improvement I make each week of the training program.

What is truly amazing is that I can do it. I really didn't think that I could. Even once I'd signed up for this program, I wasn't entirely convinced that my body could be trained to do what I wanted it to do. Quite honestly, my body would much rather be in bed early on a Shabbos morning -- or on the couch eating doughnuts -- or expressing its slothfulness in some other fashion. My body is quite accomplished at all three of said activities. Amazingly, however, my body is beginning to acclimate to the constant motion.

And I am tired...