To Run or Not to Run
May 22, 2014
Okay, get off of the couch and stop watching Vampire Diaries.
Start getting dressed to go on a run.
Well, my tennis shoes are sort of dirty from practice the other day, maybe I should wash them first.
The only way I’m going to become a better runner is to go for a run today, on a Saturday…
The day where a teenage girl is supposed to be relaxing, watching Netflix, snacking on junk all day…
Or hanging out with friends at the movies or Starbucks.
But, I will be sweating it out and practically dying on my run.
Once I run, I’ll feel great and proud and I can tell Coach, who will also be proud.
But I really don’t feel like it today.
My legs are too sore and tired already from conditioning yesterday.
*eventually gets dressed and is ready for run*
Okay start the timer and just… run
Pick up your feet and start moving forward.
No, I’ll start at the next crack in the sidewalk
Wait, no I cant, there was an ant so that’s a sign that I should start at the next blue house I see.
Red, green, beige, grey…
Hmmmm, no blue houses
Maybe I should just go back.
There’s a brand new box of cheez-its siting all alone in the pantry.
Just waiting to be eaten…
Waiting for me…
NO, you HAVE to run!
How long have I even walked?
Probably at least a mile.
Consider that your warm up and start running.
Do I have to?
Frankie Wilson is a 10th grader in the IB program at Robinson High School. She is a member of the varsity track and cross country teams and enjoys baking...