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I can hear myself breathing, panting as I round another corner. There's music playing on the speakers of the stroller, but only the beat registers. I feel the wind on my face, sometimes pushing me back.

But I run.

I run because it's simple. It doesn't require a membership or a DVD or any tricky movements. I run because walking became too easy, too mundane to start my mornings.

I run for me, and me alone.

Walking is still part of the route — I'm pacing myself, pushing myself a little further each day. But still, it's running.  And one day I won't walk at all.

The scale didn't show progress this week, but my shoes did. As I hit the road this morning, I tried to remember that my journey is about my health, and it's not a race. It's just one big running path, with hills and slopes and twists and turns.

And as long as I don't turn around, I'll find the finish someday.

I've just got to keep running.




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