I've been thinking about running for a long time. Several years ago, I had dinner with one of my mentors. I was looking for career advice and hadn't seen him in a couple of years. When I saw him, I was shocked! He'd lost a ton of weight. He told me he'd taken up running, and had run his first half marathon. I thought to myself, if he could do it, I could do it. He was probably 25 years older than me and I figured I could do it too. (stop laughing)
In my infinite wisdom, I hooked up with a trainer. Someone who was very familiar with running. My brother, who was fresh out of the Marines. Fresh. Out. Fresh!!!!! We started running, and running and although I wasn't good at it, it didn't suck that much. Or so I thought. After a while, my calves started killing me. Like on fire. I tried to explain it to my trainer, but he reacted like a Marine. And I reacted like a hormonal woman. And that was the end of training. I saw my doctor a little while later who diagnosed me with doing too much too fast. That was like 7 years ago. LOL.
I like the thought of running. I don't like the actual running part, or at least I don't think I do. Jethro asked me what part don't I like, to which I responded "the part where you run". That all being said, I'm constantly inspired by those that do run, so I'm trying to get into the game. I downloaded a Couch to 5K app and I'm going to see how I do. Anything has to be better than Couch to Bed like I have been doing.
I want to be around to meet Ladybug's grandchildren, that's going to require some better life choices on my part.
|She certainly likes running|