Wednesday, March 06, 2013
For reasons I can't explain I am in love with the idea of running. To be a runner. To run. To strap on my kicks and head outside to run thrills me.
I have the heart of Jackrabbit but the ability to run like an elephant. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I POUND the pavement. I am not, by any means, light on my feet and/or quick.
I've completed numerous races, some running some walk/running. I love race day. The start. The finish. The middle. The burn. The thrill. The energy. The everything. So I keep entering, showing up, participating and taking home my "Precious."
I stopped really trying to run. I stopped. Sure I walk. I walk quickly and I walk everywhere but I don't run. Not these days. Unless running for the bus to take me home counts?! No? Sure feels like ... *GIGGLES*
I've dropped some significant lbs since I stopped and with that comes the whisper. The one that says, try it again. Let's do this. The whisper has gotten loud enough for me to download the C25K program on my Ipod. It's now there taunting me ... daily. O_O
Last night I looked at my personal calendar trying to figure out where I can put in the time. The when! I already do three days a week of ST and that has got to stay on the calendar. ST really is where it's at for fat burning. We're currently readjusting the schedule as my partner is feeling like she needs a complete day off to do nothing but nothing so has proposed dropping Sunday ST and putting it on Tuesday night. I am agreeable as long as it stays on calendar.
I'm having a hard time figuring out when to fit in three days of running. Oh, that's just silly talk ... I KNOW!! *FACE/PALM*
Here's what I'm dealing with:
1. Sleep ... getting up earlier in the a.m. just doesn't work for me. Ya, sounds like an excuse but the reality is this ... I'm not a morning workout person (I've tried it any number of times) and to try force it sets me up to fail. *FAIL*
2. The Mr ... he is lacking in the support category. To hear him whine about my absence after work before he has to go to bed (he works at 4:30 AM) drives me to frustration.
IF my Sunday's free up and I don't have ST that day then I can get out there and start moving my feet. That leaves two days to fill. For beginners and I'll be a newbie again, it is recommended to have a break between running days. I guess, that leaves me Wednesday and Friday.
Here's the question I ask myself ...
"How bad do you want it?"
Bad enough to jump up and down and make it happen.
I'll be chasing the sun for awhile while I'm getting my running legs back.