Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Confessions of a Runner

↑ All the sarcasm...
-I hate running.
-As in seriously, despise-dread-sorta-hate.
-My farthest run is six miles.
-I have no intention of ever running any farther. 
-Currently I am trained to a 5k, 3.1 miles.
-A slow 5k.
-My seven year old sister can run circles around me.
-I am not...I repeat not...a natural born runner. You know, the annoying breed who can run a half marathon without training and never break a sweat.(And yes, I do kinda-sorta-really-hate those people.)
-While I have run several winters (below 19 degrees hurts) I chickened out and didn't go for a single run last winter. And I don't regret it one bit.
-Even though I know it kills my endurance, sometimes I can't resist the urge and just sprint...there is such a thrill is giving it all.
-I have to have motivation to run. Otherwise, forget about it.
-This season I have been working on improving my attitude toward running. Sure it's not the biggest bundle of kicks, but I am grateful that I have the ability to run and I'm trying to keep that in mind and take it one hill at a time. It's a work in progress...  


  1. You are one step ahead of me. I hate running so much I haven't been able to build up my endurance enough to do one mile straight with no walking. I can bike for hours, I can walk for 12+ hours. But I cannot run, nope nope nope. Keep it up girlie, maybe with enough motivation, one day.... I'll run too :)

    Roxi -

  2. I think we may be running sisters! I feel the same. Yet I run because I don't know.
    I'm trained to a 10k at the moment but still generally run 5ks.
    And I need to improve my attitude but SOMETIMES SITTING ON MY BED AND BEING LAZY IS SO MUCH MORE FUN.