I feel like I've reached that point.
That doesn't mean every run is welcome or even great. Yesterday for example was pretty sucky; my chest was tight, my legs felt like lead. I was more glad than usual to be finished my five miles after struggling through every one. Yet, I did it. Never thought about giving it up and was ready to go out again today. And today's WAS great!
I started a few weeks ago determined to get a routine going. I feel like I'm there. I look forward to getting out there. Sometimes with more enthusiasm than other times. If I find a day that I can't run when planned; I find myself trying to adjust rather than giving it up entirely just because I had to adjust. I'm not making excuses. I'm being realistic about how long it should take and just doing it. It's hard to put to words how this makes me feel. It has had an effect on my outlook toward the running but also on the actual running itself. I like it :)
Tomorrow is a day off. That's another good side effect. I feel that I've earned this day off. I dont feel like a slacker. Anyway, tomorrow is a day off and on Saturday I start my official training schedule for Gettysburg. 8 miles on Sat and 6 on Sunday. We have a Phillyfit meeting set up for Saturday to celebrate the New Year at 10 am. I'm looking forward to see who shows up.
Happy New Year!