Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Let's talk about running. You might remember that I tried it last year. I started with the Couch to 5K program and began on the treadmill. Fine, it was working for me. Then I went outside and it was like a whole new world. All my training on the treadmill went right down the crapper. 

Then, hubs went overseas and decided to take up running. I mean, no offense, but he hadn't ever ran a mile. And then, I decided it was time to try again. Outside this time. No treadmill for me. 

So, here I am, Week 2 of Couch to 5K. Am I running a mile? Hell no, are you crazy? I'm doing the classic run/walk. Because here's a few things I've learned about running:

1. It hurts real bad. All kinds of muscles hurt.

2. You have to drink a LOT of water to make those muscles not hurt. Just learned that yesterday. Guess I should invest in a giant water bottle. Also, someone told me to cut back on coffee because it dehydrates me. Never. Nevereverever.

3. You need something else to focus on other than everything on your body hurting. Hence my newest iPod workout list. That might include everything from Justin Bieber to The White Stripes.

4. Running shoes are really important. And I don't recommend Adidas. I almost busted my ass in them.

Let's hope my drive and determination keep this train running. Because I'm signed up for a 5K at the end of August (Free to Breathe for Nana! Deets soon.)

Source: None via Valerie on Pinterest

And I'll end with a quote from my dear, sweet friend Katie (after I was bitching to her about how hard running is):

"Heather, if running were easy, everyone would be doing it." 

So true, Katie. So true.

1 comment:

Chelsi said...

Found you through similar people that we follow on twitter. :) Just wanted to encourage you to keep going w/the c25k! I never finished it last summer, but went from a VERY unfit place to a much more fit place in my life. :) I need to hop back on the bandwagon. When I first started I thought I was going to die during the first sixty second run!!! Everything hurt from my saddlebags, feet, and chest!!! I recommend investing in GOOD shoes (having your step analyzed is HUGE) and a good bra!!! Keep going!!!