Sunday, November 6

start sweating

Given my physical inactivity during college and in these post grad months, it probably would come as a shock to learn that I was a very active child and teenager. Swimming was my main sport - took over my life every fall - but I did everything growing up. Volleyball, basketball, track, gymnastics, t-ball, tennis, golf.... you name it, I did it. Okay, gymnastics doesn't really count because all we did was jump in a foam pit, so that didn't last long because I didn't understand why we weren't doing flips and handsprings. Regardless, I was on the move constantly. During swim season in high school, I was averaging 19 hours a week of grueling practice. Once I got to college... well... I lost any and all motivation. My problem is that I hate running, even though it's probably the most convenient form of exercise. This has a tiny bit to do with having flat feet, aka no arch support, aka painful runs, and a LOT to do with hating running because I'm bad at it. However, I'm bad at it because I don't do it. And I don't do it because I'm bad at it. It is a very vicious cycle.

After having lunch with Whitney today, I decided I need to start running. Even if this is only a mile three times a week (don't laugh, I'm being completely serious), I need to start somewhere.  Eventually, I'll be able to do 3 miles at one time, and then maybe 6... but I'm not going to get overzealous here. The hardest part is getting moving. Once I work out, I feel so much better about myself and life in general. I'm more motivated, I feel cleansed... all around there are good vibes going on around me. Tomorrow is the day that I am going to put on my running shoes that are still far too white for being purchased six months ago and go on a RUN.

In the words of the Little Engine That Could.... I think I can, I think I can!

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Blogger Whitney said...

I'm so proud of you!!! We will be running marathons together soon :) ALL around atlanta!


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