This week I wasn't as 'gleeful' as the prior weeks to get my running shoes on and hit the pavement. Perhaps it was because weeks on the road often involve wine and large dinners.... late nights and the ability to actually sleep in.. but I did it anyways.
|I only had a few of these..honest|
I'm happy to announce that I can pretty much do 4.5 km only stopping once for a short period..(to catch my breath before I go again).. it feels good, and I'm actually finding it harder to run in intervals..meaning..run for 5 minutes and walk for 1.. I get more satisfaction in just running without stopping and find my body aches less when I do it that way also.
I'm nervous about this upcoming week where I'm going to increase to 6km; hopefully once I get to 6km I can do that for two weeks and move to 7km..then 8km...
Running has become my down time. I know I've talked about it in my last blogs, but when I put the music to my ear and run, not only do I come up with some great idea's for the book I'm writing, or my next blog..but I think of my life...my week...and put it into perspective. I almost don't know if I can give this running thing up because it's become such an outlet for me. I say 'almost' cautiously..because I am still a NON-Runner.. seriously..
Last week while attempting to get to finish the last kilometer (without stopping) one of my brother's songs came up on my ipod.. it gave me the wherewith all to keep going, and I'm not sure if it's because I was now thinking about him instead of my breathing..or if he really did become the wind beneath my wings.. but that last kilometer became rather easy.
There seems to be a 'slight' downside to all of this running though. I've somehow convinced myself that after I've burned all the calories I should eat them again. I'm not sure if I'm actually hungry or if I'm saying to myself.. "hey look, you just burned 500 calories..go eat".. regardless..I need to stop doing this.. I'd like to shed 7 pounds still...and well I should just keep my burned calories burnt.. if you know what I mean.
I do encourage all those out there who are currently 'non-runners' to give it a shot. I can say without a doubt that the hardest part of the whole thing is just doing it. It's much easier to find something else to do, or not put on those dreaded running shoes... but once you do.. I think you might find some enjoyment out of it..
|I find this encouraging|
Cross your fingers for my 6km this week... !