this half marathon training really makes you think twice about whether or not you actually like running or if you just tricked yourself into liking it
running is so weird
before I go i’m always like yes I love running this is going to be fantastic
and then in the first mile i’m like what the fuck was i thinking did someone drug me and plant those thoughts into my head
and then by the third mile i’m like okay this isn’t so bad i got this
and then when i’m nearing the end i’m like what the hell is this shit
and then ten minutes after i’m done i’m like that was fantastic running is so great
and the cycle starts all over again, it’s like it gives you amnesia
i’m off for my long run today
tequila-nites answered your question: Megs “March-On” Challenge—> Day 4 (March 4, 2013): I completed a 5.15 mile run
do you have any advice for someone to get into running, mainly getting past the embarrassment factor of running outside
Yes I do actually!
- People probably aren’t looking at you as much as you feel that they’re looking at you, and if they are looking at you, they’re generally impressed that you’re just out running and they’re not.
- Indulge in some gear that makes you feel good. I bought stuff that makes me look like a runner, even though I’m not, or I wasn’t when I started. Running is one of those sports that it’s somewhat important to have the gear…but you don’t need a lot of it. Buy good shoes..wear wicking material…I need compression shorts/pants because then my thighs don’t rub together and it helps with muscle recovery.
- Start with interval training. Run a minute, walk two minutes. Then bump that up every week. When you start out, if you’re only running for a minute, it might not look like you’re out running at all. By the time you’re out running for an extended period, you’ll feel more comfortable running.
- Find paths/trails/routes that you feel comfortable on
- Just do it! It’s worth it. I promise! Last year at this time, I couldn’t even run for 2 minutes without stopping and now I can run for 80 minutes or more.
you really don’t know embarrassment until you’ve fallen off the treadmill at the gym
|Being a runner, have you ever dealt with a stress fracture in your tibia? I'm trying to decide if mine is that or shin splints. It gets worse during a run, I can't hop much on it, and my pain is localized to an area above my shin. It's been bothering me for about a month and I just now am at the point where I can no longer run on it. It's just my left leg and I've been icing it, but no relief.|
Well I’ve dealt with shin splints and I can tell you right now that they are incredibly painful. I got rid of them by icing and resting and buying new shoes that actually fit me. I wear Brooks Ghost and they are the best shoes I’ve ever owned.
My shin splints got so bad that every time I started running I’d have to stop because they were so painful. Take a week off from running and do lighter exercises like the bike or elliptical or yoga. Ice them every night and take a look at your shoes. You should replace your shoes every 6 months!
Hope this helps:)
New month today! What are your June goals?
- Run 6 miles comfortably (maybe buy some new running shoes!?)
- Get Ripped in 30 (try to do this work out 3 times a week)
- Drink enough water and green tea every day
- Have a better plan for meals, planning meals before I go shopping!? Something! My system is a total failure and by system it’s eat whatever I can find in my fridge that doesn’t take long to cook
- Do at least ONE thing I’ve never done before!
Looking forward to hearing your goals!
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!
This morning, I weighed myself and I was the lowest weight I can remember being since I went to college. If that’s not exciting, I don’t know what is.
I’m breaking down and finally admitting that tracking my food is what helped me get over my plateau. Let’s see if I can continue this!
30 Day Shred and Yoga tonight!
He was tired after my run too!
Oh my god I love this cat.