Running is still awesome! Sometimes it's hard, but more and more frequently, I shock myself by doing something amazing like running for 3 minutes w/o stopping!! Y'all!!!
And I felt like I could keep going!!
This from the girl who haaaaaated running. HATED!
1) I didn't see the point of it,
2) My little sister was a WAY better athlete so I ceded all things athletic to her (she's done basketball, soccer, softball, cheerleading, track AND field... yeah...),
3) I didn't like to sweat.
When I was little, I didn't even run
when being chased. Chase starts, I scream & say, "Okay okay!"
Why? I don't like the shock of not knowing when I'll be caught. And I
WILL be caught. I'm not fast. This is young me. Old me says bring on the sweat, I've already run thrice in drizzle/rain and I. FEEL. GREAT!! ((high)) Now this last time running in the rain? Today? I did NOT enjoy this one. But I know what I did wrong-- not enough food but that's because it's supposed to rain most of the day so I had to run in the break... which happened to be 20 minutes after I ate. No matter. I'll be back in the grind on Friday.
I'm currently on an
every other day schedule because most days I really want to run DAILY but I'm
giving myself an off day in the mix to allow my body to adjust to the new amount of running we're about to be getting in! If there's pain (like after my first run when I had to take off 5 days!! (tight calves)), I'll add an extra
day or more off but right now? I'm loving getting to know my body's
running needs! Makes me feel awesome!!!
If you've ever considered running but didn't know how to start or felt intimidated by it, I highly recommend Couch to 5k! I'm definitely a convert! I had a running buddy for 2 or 3 days but she got injured. At the beginning it helped to have someone there and I think it will help again but right now I'm so pumped to get out there, I'm fine going it alone. Well, not totally alone because I have my fb & twitter friends AND the C25k facebook page. Great encouragement there! Love it! Also, a special shoutout to 1969, Liz, K. Rock & Aretha, my favorite runners who really inspired me! Runner's high is REAL! Now go run!