Off & Running
a Blog of Life on the Run


Running is healing. It helps me grow, pushes my boundaries, gives me goals, and allows me to sweat out my problems. Running gives me focus and energy while taking away my pain. Running breaks my muscles and allows them to heal stronger. Today, I went for a 5.5 mile run in the rain... with my Vibram FiveFinger Bikilas (like always). A new path in Marlboro, New Jersey with new scenery. Running makes me stronger emotionally, physically and mentally. My rainy running thoughts:

Yikes, it's going to rain. I better hurry.

Why can't I just let go & stop hurting?

Here comes the rain.

"I've got canned heat in my heels."

God, can you just make this go away? I need peace.

Use the balls of your feet, Melanie.

I feel like I'm flying. This rain feels amazing.

No thanks, Mr. Sklarin. I appreciate you trying to get me out of the rain though!

I think I'm going to give up drinking & just run from now on.

If it rains any harder, I might float away.

I love running. Period.

*wipes face* I think you missed me with a few of those raindrops.

So glad I don't wear sneakers anymore. My feet would be soggy.

Push yourself up this hill & I'll let you eat Swedish fish when you're back.

God's got something bigger planned for me. I know it.

You're better than this. Be better than this. You're worth it.

This rain is nothing. It's just rain.

Take it to the next level & show yourself you can do it.

Man, I totally understand why that lady was excited to run naked. I'm DRENCHED!

Wait... would I really be comfortable running naked?

Why am I thinking about running naked again!?

Ok... it would be quite hilarious. hahaha

Go go go go go! You're almost done! RUN FASTER!

WOOOOOO!!!! Yeah! I feel ready for the next thing someone can throw at me.

Category: Running

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