I’m doing an accelerated nod to the couch to 5K plan to try and avoid embarrassing myself at the 4 miler that is now only 4 weeks away. I did two days of week one and one day of week 2. Tonight or tomorrow night I’ll do one day of week 3, or maybe 4. We’ll see what my wind capacity is since my legs seem to have no issues. On the other hand, I could just skip to week 5 and see how it goes. There should be no reason why I can’t run a mile without taking a break. Of course, I’m aware that there’s no shame in walking part of it, and it may just come down to that. After all, I don’t want to over train and heaven knows heat isn’t my friend.
In other news, I forgot how bored I get when I run. I’m so used to numbing my brain with the internet, or TV, or knitting, that I have literally forgotten how to function without some kind of distraction. If only I could run and knit at the same time. LOL!
There are some fantastic benefits about running that I had forgotten somehow. First and foremost – how energized I feel. How could I have forgotten that running gives me so much energy? My posture is better. I crave healthy foods and I even want to exercise more! If I don’t run tonight I will find a yoga video to do or something, just to keep my energy flowing. I would also be remiss in failing to mention that everything seems to work better now too (shhhhh – bowels & stuff). Ok, sorry to gross you out there, but it is what it is and I’m happy about it, so there!
On that note, I leave you with this:
“We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves…The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, ‘You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.’ The human spirit is indomitable.”
-Sir Roger Bannister, first runner to run a sub-4 minute mile