To be completely honest I’m not really running. More like jogging. Maybe speedwalking. Better yet, kind of like a cross between crawling, skipping and walking with a dash of jogging. Just a disclaimer in case you thought you were going to find yourself reading a post about my marathon training schedule. You’re not.
When I referenced running it was more like I have an intention to run rather than I am actually running. I do have running sneakers though and I fancy them quite a bit.
I’ve downloaded several couch to 5k apps on my phone but haven’t really ever used them. They have just been hanging out waiting for me to get motivated. I’ve found my favorite at run double. It provides verbal commands to make the run easier while tracking your distance and averages your pace. It also has an amazing number of features outside the c25k program.
I’ve done the c25k program multiple times in the past and never finished. Too hot, too cold, too dark, not enough time, etc. I figured that since I’m home every day it would be a good time to actually start and commit to the program especially since I found my self sedentary during pregnancy. I am just days shy of being 7 months post partum and am feeling physically great. I’ve found the momentum to really dedicate time and energy to our diet and wanted to supplement my diet with a healthy dose of physical activity.
I was an avid runner….2 decades ago. What I loved about running: endorphins, being outside, time alone. I know, I know. So cliche. How come I can’t say that I loved being thin or having kick ass glutes or something? Honestly, that’s not why I ran. That’s not why I want to run now either. I’ve lost the baby weight already so this has nothing to do with weight loss but everything to do with the crazy runner’s high one gets from long distance running. It’s moving meditation for me and something I am looking forward to.
With scenery like this, it’s hard to imagine not being able to meditate while moving.
These are my running companions who are bound to hold me accountable and keep me motivated.
Cheers to good health!