Doing what you hate.

Friday, March 19, 2010

I recently agreed to train for a half marathon with a friend. Now let me say what a huge step this is for me because I ABSOLUTELY HATE TO RUN! So why may you ask am I doing it? Well the answer is one that many of you may share-health. When I first came to sparkpeople I said after many years of taking care of others I wanted to start taking care of myself. Any of you who have neglected yourself for a long time know that is not an easy task. I have been tracking my food and increasing my workout but for me it wasn't getting the trick done. I am really a schedule follower and to train for a half marathon you have to stick to the schedule. Run x number of miles this day-do cross training this day. So here I am into my second week of training and already I notice a difference. My endurance is up, each day I can run farther without having to take a break. While I still absolutely hate to run I am enjoying its benefits. I guess what I am really trying to say is that we are all different and what works for me may not work for you but don't give up trying. Sometimes the thing that you hate the most will give you the best results. Hang in there and NEVER give up.
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    Loved your post! It's all about getting out of that comfort zone. Once you're there, there's no stopping you!

    I have always wanted to run. Walks are nice, but running gets the job done faster (I can be a little impatient). I also need to work on my lung capacity. I have asthma and allergies and I'm afraid that if I try to run I'll collapse.

    Have you always been a runner? How did you start? I would love to hear more.



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    3799 days ago
    How true..if we only did what we like to do, we'd stay where we are..that's how we got here in the first place! Good for you for recognizing your pattern and breaking it!
    3799 days ago
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