I hate running. Always have, always will. I remember trying to go for a run with a friend in college and as we jogged past the school’s hockey coach, he made fun of me! (He knew me because I had taken ice skating with him…yes…I was able to take an ice skating class in college for 1 credit. Taught by a hockey coach. I’m out of practice, but I used to be great at hockey stops!) Anyway…I still suck at running. I’ve tried a Couch to 5k app a few times but I seem to stale out at 3 weeks and 2 miles. In the past, I’ve only used the app on treadmills and even with a tv attached to the machine, I find it beyond boring. This attempt I’ve been running outside which I have found a little more entertaining. On one run I discovered this:
I’m just about to start week 3 again and a little worried. Run 3 minutes nonstop? EEEK. Its just never been my thing. I can seriously walk and hike for miles and miles from one end of a city or a mountain to another, but ask me to jog around the block and I pant and sweet and wheeze. But this time, I’m going to do it!Especially have to get my butt in gear because on July 8th my sister and I are participating in the Philly Color Run
My poor husband has been running with me and has started to run ahead and then double back to me in order to get a decent workout. My short little legs just don’t carry me far. I’ve been trying to make an effort to extend my legs into longer strides.
I’m going to keep at it. I’m determined this time! Gotta run further than 2 miles in 30 miles. And I really need to check back on those strawberries.