Hello Énergie Cardio,
This week, we’re celebrating the first time we met. Let’s be honest, I am the one who first approach you, even if it wasn’t love at first sight. I’m sorry to be so blunt, but since we know each other so well now, I think I can allow myself to be. This year, our relationship wasn’t so easy. I had to learn to trust you, it was, after all, my first time.
I must admit I was scared of you, of your surroundings, which I knew so little about. I was also afraid to include you in my routine, I wasn’t sure I could make time for you. To tell you the truth, I was a smoker, I drank too much coffee, and my lifestyle didn’t fit your natural charisma and great personality. I thought you might put me aside, ignore me, and even desert me.
Slowly and with a lot of caring, you tamed me. You know, I cried a lot. Not because it was painful, even if I did feel a little pain – but I forgive you for that now– but because I was happy, and proud of my successes. You introduced me to some of your friends: Miguel, Émilie, Marc-Antoine and the unforgettable Jonathan. It’s because of him that I learned to know you better.
Today, a year later, I have to unveil how I feel: I am in love with you! Dear Énergie Cardio, you taught me so much: self-confidence, forbearance, endurance, overachievement, but above all, you showed me that anything was possible, even at 50 years old. Yes Énergie Cardio, I am 50 years old! I was 10 years older when I met you, and now, I am 10 years younger!
Today, June 4, 2017, I just completed my first 10 km run at 57 min 50 sec. I am so proud that I had to thank you and tell you that our romance will go on for a second year. It might be filled with ups and downs, but one thing is for sure, I will be filled with new accomplishments!
I love you so much Énergie Cardio!!