Tuesday, May 01, 2012
I know, I don't really believe it myself...
I never thought of myself as a runner. I still don't. Back in school I used to run a little, and I was pretty good as a short distance fast runner. But it was never serious. Then as school ended so did my running. I never really missed it. Never seemed to care too much for it. Even on my countless trips to the gym I'd use all the equipments except for the treadmill. Running was not for me. I could do an hour easily on the elliptical, but could never even do 30 min on the treadmill. I just didn't feel like that would be my type of a workout choice. But two days ago this little though occurred to me - it has been so hard lately to make time for the gym, and even thou I love to Zumba, I am finding it hard to coordinate my schedule with gym's class schedule. So i could try doing workout videos, or I could try RUNNING for a change. And then it hit me - why NOT try running? the weather has been really nice lately, and i could do it early in the morning while others are still getting their z's in. So today morning I finally did it. And it felt awesome! Granted, I could not run all the way (I ran some and then walked some and then ran some again), but that is expected considering I am out of shape and have not worked out for few months already. Still I felt accomplished. And much better afterwards. And I am actually looking forward to tomorrow's run. And that is just unheard of for me. I have decided to just "go with the flow". Take advantage of this weather while it's still not too hot, and see if running may be for me.
Also, on another note - someone who has not seen me for around a month, had asked today if I lost some weight. If that is not motivation fuel to my soul, than I don't know what is!