After a terrible 2-week hump in which (for no valid reason) I had not run at all, I went today! Go me! And my distance isn’t that much worse for wear, to boot. Not feeling too shabby (other than the guilt of not going in ages).
Man. I’m really afraid of losing my motivation, because this is the longest I’ve ever kept up my running streak, and I’m not quite sure what comes next. I visited my parents last weekend, who live in the middle of nowhere. So I went out running while there, and just kept going for at least twice as log as I’m normally out for, because it was so scenic. I went past quite a...
No run today.
Instead I think I’ll curl up into a ball and die.
I always find myself itching to run at the most inappropriate times. Like now. Which woulnd’t be too late if I wasn’t worried about getting hit by a car, or about the fact that I live in a pretty sketchy neighborhood. My legs have sucky timing.
I love the looks of admiration I get when I’m running. I live in a community of students, and i can totally read it on people’s faces that they’re impressed with my motivation/time management. If only they knew I am neither very motivated nor a good time manager. aha. But the running shoes tell otherwise :)
Who just ran nearly a mile?
This guy. I say nearly because I had to walk for like .3 of it… but really, who’s counting?
First run in a week. Back on the horse. The angry, slow horse. But that’s okay. Because I was so unmotivated (and I have been all week) and I went anyway, which is enough accomplishment for me, no matter how far I ran (which was not far at all.) No more falling off the horse. No more week breaks for no reason other than emotional instability.
aaaarrrrggghhh i suck so much, it’s been four days. life keeps getting in the way.
It amazes me how much lack of sleep can sap your energy. Usually when I take a walking break, it’s because I can’t breathe, but today I walked more than ran because my legs felt so shaky. I was out drinking for a friend’s birthday, and we didn’t get in till 2. So running after a seven hour sleep really wasn’t working for me. Lesson learned, I suppose.
Getting closer to a mile! I know a lot of people can throw around the phase “Oh yeah, took it slow, only 3 or 4 miles.” but for me, a mile is a big deal. It’s a landmark. It’s something that a month ago would leave me a wheezing mess on the sidewalk. But I’m getting so close! I’d give it a week. A week and I’m there :) That’s my goal right now.
ran the pace i normally do today, after two days of rest. Usually I find emotion turmoil to be good motivation - I run to devour my sadness (and to keep it from devouring me) - but lately I’ve really had to dig deep to go. i lay in bed for a good hour before convincing myself to get up and go today. Maybe when everything blows over, if it does, then I’ll get back to actually...
Ran half a mile, walked the other half. Then proceeded to eat a chocolate bar. Still counts.
So i found this site online called RunMyRoute.com, and I figured out that I’ve ran 11 miles this month (so far)! I think that’s pretty neat.
Today was hard. For the past year or so, I’ve really struggled with depression. I’ve never had to deal with real sadness before, and suddenly a bunch of really terrible things came at me all at once, and I didn’t know how to handle it. I’m dealing well with it now - it’s not so overwhelming, but sometimes I still get waves of depression and today was one. I...
I feel like a Superhero. Really. I was So much better today than I normally am. Here’s what I think happened: I run the same route every day. So I think I’ve become desensitized to it (is that a thing?) and have come to think of it as “Alright, I always need to stop and walk at the stop sign, so that’s where I’m going to keep stopping,” even when I...
Pain is easy to push through.
It’s the fatigue that gets me.
Okay, I so realized I’m not at all following the little plan I found online, regarding how long to run and walk etc. to maximize endurance. But I figure that’s okay. I’ll get there anyway. It’s just such a pain to time myself. I like running, I don’t want it to be a constant calculation. So I’m basically just running for as long as feels comfortable, and then...
Hey, people who know what they’re doing - how many rest days should you take a week? I always feel bad when I take a day off, but I know I can’t keep going indefinitely, because that’s unhealthy, but where’s the medium?
Running in fog is AMAZING. I mean, I’m sure it’s much more dangerous because I run in a suburb and therefore there are cars everywhere who can no longer see me in the fog, but I don’t care -it feels so good! It’s all mystic (pun intended) and mysterious (I can’t help myself) out and I feel really powerful in the fog. Who knows why. So today’s run - which I had...
Ran for the first time today in almost a week, out of sheer frustration. Turns out your ex telling you he wants to sleep with you doubles as excellent motivation. Unfortunately, instead of abating my frustration, running just pumped me up and made me want to take up kickboxing. Productive.
Super sick and haven’t ran for 2 days :(
I’ve been searching through a lot of fitness tumblr blogs lately… and a lot of them have some really inspiration stuff, and some really good tips. But almost all I’ve seen also have what they deem inspirational pictures of ideal bodies. This bothers me. They say fitness is not a shape, it’s a state of being, and eating well is a part of being fit, and yet they throw...
This morning, I started the program I set out (in the last post), and was super disappointed in myself until i got home and realized i’d skipped week one’s stuff and went to week two be accident! So I was running 1 min. and walking 1 min. which I thought sounded ridiculously easy, but by 4 repetitions of that I was thoroughly winded and couldn’t figure out why i was doing so...
Okay! Never mind, I did some internet scouring and apparently 3 runs is absolutely too small a time frame to make any noticeable impact. Whoops. but, I did find a lovely beginner’s training program which I will try to stick to… Week 1 - Run 1 min, walk 2 min, x7 Week 2 - Run 1 min, walk 1 min, x10 Week 3 - Run 2 min, walk 1 min, x7 Week 4 - Run 3 min, walk 1 min, x5 Week 5 -...
1. It’s my birthday. 2. I was out drinking last night. 3. I STILL got up this morning at 8 to go running. I am so, SO proud of myself. Which makes this run #3, and yet, it seems I’m not progressing at all. In fact, it sort of feels like my stamina is going down. It that possible? It gets worse before it gets better? Or maybe are there certain body types that aren’t made for...
I am rather disappointed at the moment. I didn’t run yesterday, but I went for the second one today, which I think was a good idea. Every second day seems smart; a day to recuperate, and all that. So today was run # 2, and it seemed my endurance was even lower! I walked a song, then could only run for half a song! It was near on shameful. But, on the other hand I was out for longer (only...
First Run of the Year!
Went for my first run today! Impressed with the great feelings of self-worth (mixed with runner’s high), but so not impressed with my stamina. I decided to start right and pace myself, to optimize my overall improvement, as a bunch of other running blogs advised. So the plan was to run for one whole song, the walk for the next, and continue to alternate. Little did I know, two songs were...
I’ve always been a fan of the concept of running. Hard breathing the only sound in your ears, early dawn grey light falling over you as your feet pound the pavement. Knowing you’re doing something your body was made for, and doing it well. Doing ti for yourself. A personal challenge, feeling at one with the real world for a moment or two. The whole thing just seems very romantic...