Saturday, October 29, 2011

On Running

I started running last weekend. I read an article somewhere about starting off so small that it's almost laughable, and not pushing yourself too far in the beginning. So that's what I'm doing.

I decided to start by running only 10 minutes each day. I don't run fast, I (clearly) don't run far. I run at a pace that's comfortable for 10 minutes, and then I stop. And for now, that's enough. I want to learn to LOVE running, and the less I HATE running to begin with, the better chance I think I'll have in the long run.

By this time next year I would like to do a Triathlon by myself. Not a crazy full-length one, but maybe an Olympic length. By the end of April next year I would like to be able to run a 10K without a second thought.

Oh, and remember that goal I had of being in the best shape of my life for my 30th gift to myself? Yeah... that's not going well. But loving running is going to get me on my way.


Billy Bob Bambino Bombabious Baby the Third said...

So if/when you figure this out, please let me know. I absolutely LOATHE running. Hate is too gentle of a word. Even for the five minute window in my life when I was in shape and running wasn't a big deal, I still hated it. I'd love to hear your success, though!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

I admire this! I hate running (and all forms of exercise), so it will be great to see if this method works. I hope so!

And your comment? Amazing. I was actually wondering if I could quote it in the next article I write? It is too good not to share! But feel free to say no :) xoxo

M Violetta said...

Hi - I've just come across from the comments on The Many Colours of Happiness.... I really like your response ad was wondering i you might be talking about the film you're making on human trafficking somewhere here?