Post # 1
Let me start by saying I used to HATE running. Out of all workouts, it was my least favorite. It was too hard, jostled me too much, hurt my joints sometimes, etc. But, I started (for the lamest of all reasons) because my gym has T.V.s attached to the treadmill, but no other machines, and I felt like just walking wasn’t a good enough work out.
Well, today at the gym I jogged for 30 minutes STRAIGHT! In my life, I have never been able to do more than 20 minutes straight, and that’s what I was planning on doing today, but I just kept going and telling myself, "I can do anything for 8 minutes" or "If I quit when I have 3 minutes left I’ll feel so lame!" It felt sooo good (even if I was going only between 3.5 and 4.0 mph). I have to toot my own horn and say I’m so proud and I just wanted to share it with someone other than my fiancee!
Post # 3
Toot toot! I’m the same way! I’m no runner, so i set the max time at 16 minutes and then as that gets close I say to myself I can do 2 more and then 10 more and before I know it’s time to go home!!
GREAT JOB! 🙂
Post # 4
That’s awesome ES! Congratulations! I hate running too but always have that feeling that I need to bump it up a bit from walking…you have inspired me!!!
Post # 5
I’d fist bump you if I could. I keep saying I’m going to run, but haven’t. My excuse today was that it snowed… (which is probably an ok excuse 😉
Post # 7
happilywaiting – that’s awesome that it inspired you! My main goal was just congratulating myself!
Post # 8
Also, I meant to type between 4.5 and 5 mph. Just more horn-tooting!
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor
Way to go! I hate running so I love hearing others stories!
Post # 10
woo hoo! I love running, but don’t do it nearly as often as I talk about it. It’s hard to find the time and opportunity for me. I’m not a member of a gym and not a big fan of running on a treadmill.
The Nike+ system is my lifesaver when it comes to that because I can track my time, distance, calories, etc…and it’s mobile!
COngrats ES123! keep up the good work!
Post # 11
Congrats, you sound like me! I HATE running SO much! I’ve had to start real slow working myself up to 30 mins too. Now I’m doing a jog/ fast walk combo and go almost 2.5 miles in 30 mins which is a huge step for me! Keep up the great work!
Post # 12
Congrats! I guess I don’t mind running, but sometimes it is very tough to motivate yourself. I always feel so awesome afterwards, though. I found that setting a goal for myself helps, like shaving 30 seconds off of my mile time or being able to run a 5K. Working towards something makes me feel that much better when I achieve it an I can see how far I’ve come.
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
ES123 – that’s tight! I never was much of a runner myself – still am not. A while back though, I had the same experience as you – I just DID IT. Usually I get side aches and have to stop (Even when running really slow (5 mph)). Sometimes I still can pound out a good half hour of running, but often, I can’t. Funny how that works.