No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
Over the summer, I decided to begin running. I want to be that athletic girl, the one who can just put her hair in a ponytail, put on some running shoes, and go. So I started the C25k. And I have stuck with it. Other than Weight Watchers, running is the only thing I've stuck to for more than a month or so. And I love it. It's more than just the calorie-burning.
I love the feeling of accomplishment when I'm done. I love the fact that it is as much a mental workout as a physical one (as in, I can't do this; Wait, yes I can; Just make it to the next intersection; etc). I love that I feel good afterwards. I love that it makes my heart, muscles, and bones stronger. I love that there is no competition about it--it's just me and the road. I love that I need no special equipment for it, no ability--I can do it anywhere.
If only the cold would be over so I could run OUTSIDE more often. I'm not one who does well in the cold weather, so I stick to the treadmill at the Y. And I HATE the treadmill. I don't know what it is about it. Wait, yes I do. I feel unstable on it. I end up staring down the clock instead of enjoying myself. I feel judged by all the people working out around me. I feel self-conscious of my breathing, my sweating. I hate how I literally go nowhere on it.
I have a b-ball game that I have to leave for in half an hour, so I have to stop ranting about the treadmill now. Hope you all have a great weekend! I'm so excited to have Monday off!!