Ok. That title might be a SLIGHT exaggeration. Sometimes, it is not.
So I have taken up running when its’ nice out. Which is exactly 2.453453 minutes of each year here. Here’s another piece of info. I HAAAAAAAAAATE running. I’m slow. (because I dont run???) It hurts (because I dont run???) and I am sure I look like this:
Ouch. Ok I kid. THIS is me:
Ok so here’s how I combat those emotions, because sure I’d love to lose some weight, but more importantly for me is to be HEALTHY. And running is very good for that- increase lung capacity, muscle usage, getting outside for fresh (or frozen) air. I use a couch-to-5k app on my cell phone. It gives me weekly challenges to run 3xs per week, and increases it slow enough that I feel successful (instead of impossible standards). I have just used free ones that look good:C25K is a nice app. It has a free and a pay one. So far I haven’t needed to upgrade. How it works: You pick your week/day you are on, and it verbally tells you to walk as a warm up, when to run and so on. Very useful to me. I also then blast the Pandora app to some energetic music and I find more success. My goal is to run a 5k I have coming up in April (Fitger’s 5k) in 40 mins or less. It is a good goal, but still one I definitely need to work at. I’ll let you know how it goes!
Here’s a few more funnies. Because if we can’t laugh at ourselves, others will.
Ok. I’m done. That was wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy to much fun to google. (Running-someecards…. warning-some slip in there that are way naughty.