“Ha ha ha.. ha ha” That’s not me laughing. That’s the sound of me breathing after running only 2 miles this afternoon. As I was walking home from the recreation center at ECU, which by the way is totally badass, I couldn’t stop thinking about how much cigarettes have affected my lungs and health. This terrible habit has to come to an end if I want to keep progressing with running. Not only do I want to stop smoking, but I want to become healthy. So after running today I went to the grocery store and got myself veggies, fruits, gummy vitamins, and nicotine gum.
I have to be honest though, this is not easy. It’s kicking my ass and there are days when I feel like I’m never going to get any better. But when I start to have negative thoughts like that, I just turn on my iPod and jam to “I’m so proud of you” by Drake. Pretty pathetic, I know, but I have to admit it’s my ultimate pump up song. And once I get past all the negative thoughts, I realize that even when I wake up in the morning so sore I can’t even move, I feel amazing throughout the day.