60,000-79,999 SparkPoints 77,397

Confession: I hate running

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Whether it's outside or on the treadmill, I just really don't like it. I've tried to embrace it and learn to love it because 1) I LOVE the results I get from doing it consistently, 2) I feel like superwoman after a good run and 3) it just sounds good to say "I went running." But alas, it seems to go on forever (30 minutes, 2 hours, doesn't matter) and can just be plain boring. On top of that, a few years ago while training for a marathon, I injured my knee and it still bothers me today. So I'm also terrified of damaging it beyond repair and I'll be limping for the rest of my life! Yes, I'm a tad bit dramatic, but it really does scare me.

Okay, so that's the bad news. The good news is there ARE other types of cardio I do like. I usually feel just as winded as when I run, but because they're more "fun" to me, it feels like not a real workout like running. That's so stupid. While I'm at it, I don't really like the elliptical machine either. lol That's even more boring than running. I think I'm just more of an interactive kind of gal. Classes, team sports, stuff like that. Okay, so that's it - I'm exposed!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I am so with you. I really hate running, too. I usually say "I only run when chased." As you may recall, I have bad feet, too, so running simply hurts. I agree with Helen -- now you can concentrate on the things you do enjoy. I have learned that I love walking, the elliptical trainer, and resistance training. Rock on with your classes and team sports!
    4898 days ago
  • LANC92
    Okay, you're off the hook on the running as long as you come cheer me on when I do MCM! And good for you for admitting it so now you figure out what it is you do like and concentrate on that.
    4902 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by CALIGIRL33