Friday, June 12, 2009
All throughout High School and College my husband was engaged in tread and field... so let's just say he has a high regard for those people that can run and love to run. Unfortunately, I do not fall into this category however I am trying to train myself to learn to "get along" with it without fighting. Afterall , the wise married person always states that you have to give and take a little to have a happy marriage. For me, I was in love with tennis and played for hours on end - my husband does not (although he puts forth the boy scout effort) to play tennis. He doesn't really have the coordination to become the big tennis pro. So, we are meeting each other in the middle (as we have done for four years in just a week) to learn to love each others sport of choice. So, while I nicely wail tennis ball at him on the court - we sweat out our frustrations on the cement.
If you are like me and hate to run however enjoy the idea of it I highly suggest a motivational website called Map My Run www.mapmyrun.com You can track everywhere you want to run in America. So, as a rule of thumb (mainly to keep my boredom at bay and sanity in place) I usually map my run on the website before actually going out to take the heavy activity. I pin point certain points in the run that we are going to hit (such as a road intersection or a destination such as a library). The website will tell you exactly how long you have run and you can gear how many calories you have tracked off the booty already. This helps me keep motivated while running and really does do the trick to reduce boredom. I highly suggest the site to anyone that wants to walk or run.