Running – One Year On

runniversary

I was unsure. I was self-conscious. I was worried. I was also a bit excited.

But on that first day of Couch to 5K I pushed through all the doubts and showed myself I in fact could do it.

It’s been exactly a year since I laced up my running shoes and headed out for the first time. There have been days over the past year when I couldn’t wait to get out there and other times, weeks at a time, when it was the last thing I wanted to do so running was put off for another day or week. But after too many days of not running I would begin to feel like something was missing and I always managed to get back in the groove.

Since August 10, 2016 I’ve started and finished the Couch to 5K program (which I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone thinking of trying it) and I’ve also signed up for and ran a 5K in town, managing to not come in last which honestly was my only goal.

And to celebrate this one year runniversary I’ll be hitting the pavement again, albeit slowly, this afternoon.

‘wegian Wednesday

giftvsgift

Early on while learning Norwegian I realized it has, like many languages, its own set of quirks and things that make you pause and take a closer look. One of the first among these was the word “gift” (pronounced “yift”).

One definition of the word is “poison”.

Another is “married”.

What does that say about Norwegians and their views on marriage? Likely nothing but it does make you think.