I need new running shoes I've run so much.
Things I've L.E.A.R.N.E.D :
It's easier to run with someone (thanks, Katie!)--they help you run longer, not get bored as fast, and push you to go when you feel like dying because they aren't letting on that they are dying so you feel motivated to keep going because if they can do it you sure as heck can too :)
It may be more convenient (for me) to go in the morning right before Luke takes a nap because I haven't showered yet and being outside helps Luke sleep longer--BUT it's harder to run because I have to push the jogging stroller.
So we go at night after the kiddos are in bed most days--we can endure longer because it's easier, and run longer distances because we aren't pushing anything and don't have to worry about fussy babies.
Going in the evening is great too because us sun-haters don't have to fight sun-glare or summer temperatures.
It's also great to have a goal--we're running our firt 5k in August!! It's coming up quick! We can run about 2 miles and feel pretty good so we just have to make it that last mile and we'll be ready!!
And even after all that...I still hate running, and I probably always will, but at least I can run, and I run because I feel like I have to. So. I run.
Running out of a moral obligation to do so because you just feel like you have to is more ethical than running because you love to run (according to Kant).ReplyDelete
That said, I hope you quickly develop a love of running to make it all that much more fun. The only time I hate it is when I'm dead tired, and even then I feel good about my efforts afterward.
And it sounds like you're feeling good about your efforts. Good luck training for your 5k!
I think running really helps develop your cardiovascular system. It is hard, but I think it really keeps you keep in shape, and I find when I do it in the evening, I can lose weight easer.ReplyDelete
ugh. all of it is so true.ReplyDelete