So, I’ve been progressing in the running department. Now the runs are mostly the same. 5 minute warm up, 25 minutes of jogging and cool down. It hasn’t been a problem doing the runs, although I am quite slow. On Sunday, it was too cold to bike for breakfast, but I figured I could jog there since it was about the distance I needed to cover for my workout time — about 2- 2.5 miles . John took the car, which was good so that I didn’t have to get home jogging or walking. LOL! Anyway, as I was plodding along, I was thinking that I wasn’t enjoying it very much. Or at all, really. I kept thinking that I wished I were biking or, at the very least, done with the running.
My insomnia has been rearing its head lately as well and last night after I got back out of bed and sat thinking while playing a video game at 2 am, I was mulling over running. I just don’t like it and I don’t think I want to spend the time doing something I don’t like. Running never makes my face look like this:
Biking does that. I have been weather watching to see what days I could coordinate the running program with weather conducible to riding and I would rather just not fit that in and sort of dreading the run program days.
It sort of feels like a failure to stop running, which I know isn’t true, but that feeling is there – just being honest. You know that feeling like you are supposed to be doing something. So many people run and do yoga and meditate and I don’t do those things. I bike, which is not necessarily as women-centric a sport and I feel a little left out sometimes by not joining in the yoga or the running thing with the cool kids. Heck – I don’t even like the yoga pants on their own without the yoga!
I guess this means I will hang up the running shoes until another couple years go by and I get the itch again — or maybe that won’t happen at all. Meanwhile, I’ll just stick with what I love and the dorky outfits that entails:
It’s almost cupcake ride season anyway!