Monday, April 8, 2013

I ran tonight

I ran tonight. For the first time since Fynn was born. Actually for the first time since I was about 5 months pregnant. Yes, it was way overdue.

I've never liked running. I get bored easily and get winded really fast. Even when I was really good shape, I had a hard time with running... yet I keep going back to it. I want to be a good runner. I want to be able to run long(ish) distances without my lungs exploding. I like that feeling when my legs burn and my body aches the next day and I know I really pushed myself.

I always admire those people who run. Whether it's a mile. A 5K. A marathon. Etc. Now I need to work to become one of those people. Clearly a marathon is not in my future, but tonight I ran a whole mile and a half. And I only stopped to walk once. Mostly because I didn't like the song that was playing, so I had to fiddle with my playlists. Pathetic? You bet. But it's a start. So I'll take it.

And now I'm going to sit on the couch for the rest of the night. Basking in that post-run glow of aching legs and burning lungs... and probably eat a bunch of Cadbury mini-eggs... because obviously my run burned about 6,000 calories, so I should probably replace them. That's how this whole exercise thing works. Right? 

4 comments:

  1. I am the same way with runningits so weird I always want to be a runner but Im so easily winded. I wonder why!? A mile and a half is more then I've ever done I walk / jog a mile lol

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  2. I started running after my second baby was born, and living at sea level at the time, it was awesome! I ran several 5Ks (which suck, in my opinion -- I can do 2.3 miles with no problem, but 3.2? Ugh). We just moved across country and are now over a mile above sea level, so yea, I am no longer a decent runner. I run a mile now and feel like I'm going to die. :)

    Finding the right shoes can be really beneficial -- I didn't start liking running until I got my barefoot shoes (New Balance Minimus are my favorite).

    Have fun with running -- and no, 1 1/2 miles with one stop to change songs isn't pathetic at all ;) Way to go. Enjoy the chocolate! You earned it ;)

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  3. I want so badly to be a runner, but it is just not me. I need to motivate myself to try again- you may have inspired me!

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  4. It is hard. I never ran a mile until after I had my second son, then I started running. I didn't love it at first, but ended up falling in love with it. I am not sure what "clicked" with me, but it just seems to relax me in a way no other exercise does. If you don't love it? Find something you DO love, so you will want to stick to it!

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