Saturday, July 16, 2011

Running: Take 3

I love my Brooks!
I went for a run this morning and it felt GOOD! Weird, I know. I am definitely not a runner by nature. I tried to get into last summer and did it every few days for about 2 months. That seems to be my normal attention span for working out. Turbo Jam, yoga, running, walking.... I do really well for the first two months but then usually get frustrated with the lack of results.

This spring I decided, again, to start running. Or jogging/moving as I referred to it. Slowly, week by week I knocked off a few seconds, then minutes off of my mile time. I felt good. And while I wasn't loosing weight (that darn muscle mass!), I could tell that I was in way better shape. 

Then I ran a 10k at the beginning of May and suffered a horrible shin splint. Yup, a shin splint. I didn't listen to my friend who was a track coach  and tried to run too far too soon. I tried a couple of more times in May but I soon fell back into my rut of meaning to work out, but not ever actually doing it. At least I lasted 3 months this time!

So here I am again, trying to get back into the swing of things. We'll see how I fare these next two months :) Luckily for me I have all of these friends who irritate inspire me with their utlra cute bods and fitness-y ways. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. Good for you for getting back in there. I was working out regularly (running and lifting weights) from Feb until June but July I've totally slacked. Thanks for the inspiration and keep up the good work!