Wednesday, April 7, 2010

To run or not to run?

"I don't run unless something's chasing me; and even then I prefer to hide,"
That's been my running motto most of my life. My nickname in school was 'slowpoke', my gym teacher made us run laps if we showed up late and the longest I've even run at once is a mile. I've done that twice in my whole life.
I read a lot of health and fitness blogs, and people seem to like running. What is this elusive "runner's high"? I've never understood.
I'm curious though, and I've decided to try running. I've actually run a little bit for two mornings in a row, which is the most I'v ever done! (Yes, I know how pathetic that is) You know what? It was actually fun! I woke up to a foot of snow though, so I was stuck in the indoor track, but I ran anyway, or tried to. I ran off and an for about a half hour both days. I've been skimping on cardio lately so it was harder than it should have been, but I really liked it, and I'm looking forward to running outside as soon as the ice melts.
I notice sometimes that running sounds really good when I'm angry or wired. Maybe there is a runner in me.




  1. Hey, every bit counts! I used to LOATHE running, and could barely make it a mile without taking a few walking breaks. If you'd told me a year ago I would run a 1/2 marathon, I would never have believed you!

  2. Thanks for commenting Katie! I'm thinking about running more and more, and I find myself wanting to do it more. I didn't get to today and I miss it already!

  3. That's fantastic! I bet there IS a runner in you!

  4. Eek! I feel the same way. I actually love to run but get so intimidated by the "actual athletes" that I "prefer to hide". arghh