Well, not really. But that is what I think now as I near the end of my 1st week of the Couch 2 5K program. (3 times a week on the program and I am walking for 15 minutes on the off days to be habitual)
I have teased for years (really decades) that I only run if I am chased. I have never been a natural athlete or someone who just can’t wait to get exercising. No matter my attempts in junior and senior high school I still hated it. I only had rock hard abs at that time and was a size 4 because of how horrible I was at getting serves over the net during drills or running laps for all the baskets I missed. Poor performance was consistent for me and in my young mind I felt “punished”. So I started to look at exercising in a warped way.
Now embarking on my 36th year, I can’t deny the importance of exercising any longer. Especially with the three little mirrors reflecting back to me that I am a hypocrite about exercising to be healthy and be here for as long as God plans. (which I hope will be my 100th year – – I have a lot left to do and lots of love to share)
So what made this happen… my two oldest love running. They got this sickness from their cross-country running daddy. So they wanted to learn how to run on the treadmill on Sunday and at 9 and almost 7 I let them. I was there to monitor the time and pace. I let them both run for 10 minutes each. THEY RAN THE ENTIRE TIME! Now Kaylee wants to run 2 times a day … sick I tell you. I am supporting this lifestyle choice.
Wait… I got ahead of myself in my story. So they got done on Sunday and I was helping them stretch. They had 220 questions (because no child has only 20) about running including, “Mom, when were you last on the treadmill?” I replied once in September. Then they pounced on me and said I need to run as much as them. YIKES. So I actually started that next day. So, I am on day 4 of being chased by someone as I run on that treadmill in my basement.
My “app” calls the voice Allison, but I have renamed her Helga. She is a former old school Soviet Union trainer with a thick accent and mustache. Makes me laugh just thinking about all the crazy stuff that goes on between my ears.
Praying I can keep up running and getting to a place where I like it. I have a plan and I just need to keep prioritizing my to do’s to stick with it. I do like the alone time it creates. That might keep me going.
I can do this!!!!!!! Ian, Kaylee, Rhett and Helga won’t let me stop!!!
Hope you keep moving or get moving soon too!