Saturday, February 12, 2011

Accomplishments and Lessons

I went running again this morning with my new running group, Run to Remember (picture above snagged from their site). I am excited to say that, despite fighting the onset of a chest cold, I ran 5 miles for the first time in my life! My leg muscles were hurting quite badly the last mile, but I managed to push through and finish with overall little difficulty. I still can't quite believe it! About a year ago I was claiming I couldn't run, haha. Running with this group has been so amazing. Not only does it feed my patriotism and love for the military (the group was founded in honor of the dozens of soldiers killed from one particular infantry brigade from Ft. Lewis in their last deployment to Afghanistan), but it's given me people to run with every week and keep me encouraged and on a training schedule.

On an entirely different note, I've learned a few things this week, both completely unrelated to each other.

Thing #1: Sometimes the person you would most expect to know better than to start drama can turn out to be the complete opposite. And I must say I consider that sad.

Thing #2: Accusations and/or judgments from people I'm not close to no longer bother me. A few years ago, a confrontational email from someone--anyone!-- would get my blood pressure up, tear ducts going, and my fingers flying madly across my keyboard. No rest could be had for this girl until she had fired back an immediate, long, and defensive response!! Now? I just shrug my shoulders and say, "Whatever." Life is too short to worry over judgment from people who don't know you inside and out and only see you through a computer screen.


  1. I'm still at the "I can't run" stage. I can imagine running 5 miles. You are awesome :)

    I try to not let other's bother me as well, but sometimes it's hard.

  2. Yay for running! That's great! :)

    I am glad you're not letting others bother you! Hope things turn around soon! <3

  3. Good for you! I know I definitely couldn't run 5 miles!

    And I'm glad you're able to let stuff just roll off your back. I'm still working on that one.

  4. I have known about run to remember for a while and wish I didn't have bad knees so I could run.Way to go Satah,such an amazing group of women you are running with!!

    I am so proud of you for growing so much and realizing it too,you are wonderful and I'm so glad we are friends :) xo

  5. Superwoman!! I bow before your awesomeness.

    @ #2: Haha YES. People as a whole are stupid and not worth the fuss :P That is your bit of philosophy for the morning....