When I started running I did so hesitantly because quite honestly running seemed boring to me especially on the treadmill where you aren’t going anywhere at all. I have tried in the past to run and I would listen to music but it never really relaxed me or seem that I was getting any faster. I wasn’t trying to be super fast but I felt like I could walk faster than I could run sometimes and that didn’t make any sense to me. To me not getting faster and running seemed like a waste of time so I would stop running.
Monday, February 23, 2015
My mini goal for this year was to run a 10k race every month but I got lazy in January and didn’t run a race. I was disappointed in myself for letting that happen so this past month I was looking for a good race to do. It so happens my boyfriend won an entry from +INVIGORADE into the Coronado Valentine’s 10k race. I had been interested in the Coronado race ever since last year when I saw it randomly being promoted on Facebook but wasn’t sure I was ready to run a 10k yet. But this year I decided I could do it because I have been running 5 or 6.5 miles when I go out for my runs. I am trying to run longer but haven’t been able to work my way up to 7 miles just yet. But I know I will!
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Let me start off by saying that I am a new runner. I never enjoyed running in P.E. classes and was always happy when I was done so I wouldn’t have to do it again. I was much more of a swimmer, and then found love for other forms of fitness, like Kickboxing. I only recently decided to start running because I live close to the beach and thought maybe the ocean would be calming when I went on a run. It truly is a peaceful experience when I get to run on the beach alone. The more I run the more I enjoy it even if isn’t on the beach but through a neighborhood near work or on a running trail. Running gives me time to think and relax and exercise all at the same time. I began to truly understand the runner’s “high” I had read about.