Do you ever meet those people who love to run? And it comes so easy and natural to them? They're like.."oh, I did a short run this morning, just 6 miles...can't wait to do my long run on Saturday - 15 miles or so".. HAH! What is wrong with those people? Do they really find it peaceful? And they claim they can clear their mind of all the day to day garbage and just have some 'me' time.
Well... let me tell you... when I run - I can't think about anything other than - OMG, I just need to make it to the next corner and then I'll take a short break... or if I'm treadmillin' it - I just keep talking myself into holding on for just one more minute before slowing down. Between the huffing and puffing, and the feeling of tight hamstrings and shins... I have no calm/peace or serenity! I'm a sweaty panting mess! Its NOT enjoyable for me! BUT, I love the results! I love the firmed up after effects that you get in places you didn't even know needed firming up! LOL
I started running last year - and built myself up to place where I could run 3ish miles comfortably. Then winter came and I stopped running... BIG MISTAKE. Now Spring is here and the sun is out and I'm ready to start running again, and I feel like I'm starting from square 1 again! Its race season though - so I've GOT to keep up with my training and get out there and just push thru it... eventually I'll get there :) I have 2 5ks next month... The Law Enforcement Memorial 5k (which I must run well - wouldn't want to be an embarrassment since I'm running on the police department's team!!) and the Run for the Deaf which benefits one of my good friend's schools (she is a special ed teacher for deaf students).
I"m still doing P90x here and there - but adding in running, pilates, and some of my own gym workouts. Its probably time to post some new pics and measurements too!
Anyways - Happy Training!! :-)