Thursday, June 16, 2011

Running & Our Love/Hate Relationship

I have a confession: I hate running…but it’s an evolving relationship.

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The thing is that it never used to be this way. Years of not running at all has completely changed my perspective on it.  Back in the day (early years of college when I had no real obligations) I used to run quite regularly.  I would go to the track and run 5 miles and not even blink an eye at it.  Now….not so much.

Recently I’ve started running again and it has been a struggle.  Apparently when you don’t do it for awhile…you lose it.  *sarcasm*

The thing is that I really want to love running again.  I love the feeling of getting out there and covering some good distance.  The feeling you get after a long run is phenomenal, even if it’s a rough one.  You feel accomplished and those endorphins get moving and suddenly your mood improves and energy replenishes.  And sometimes that alone time for yourself is essential: it gives you time to think and sometimes just completely check out of life and cruise on autopilot for awhile. Running just makes you feel more powerful. You feel your body growing stronger and tougher. Having the control in improving your body is a huge boost in itself.

Months ago I signed up for Warrior Dash.  I figured that if I signed up for a race I’d have something to hold me accountable and would force me to get out there and start running again. Several weeks ago I started running again (should have started several months earlier, but oh well). The first few runs were rough…I was wheezing (thanks asthma) and endurance was zilch. After a few weeks though…that loving feeling is returning.  I’ve finally gotten to the point that I can actually run a 5k (not great timing and with a few stops/walks along the way, but I’m getting there). Those loving feelings that I used to associate with running are back! As for now, I’m focusing on improving my time and hoping to get to the point that I can continuously run a whole 3 miles without the need to stop.  I find that the days that I get out there and run I feel happier.  I’m not as harsh on myself (or others) and tend to be more productive. I’m hoping that this relationship is finally on the right track and that running and I can be best friends again.

Do you love/hate running? What were some things that helped you get back on track after a workout hiatus?

18 comments:

  1. Amber - I can relate completely to love/hate relationship w/running. Been working on convincing myself to start running again this summer ... but alas, have not pounded pavement yet. Guess i have until June 21 to officially get started for summer, eh? I did enjoy a 15 mi bike ride w/my husband 2 sundays ago, which we've vowed to do more often together.

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  2. I've never been a runner, partly because the impact it causes on my knees (years of showing horses has caused some wear and tear).

    During my senior year at CMU, I tried pilates though and loved it. My instructor suggested I try Pure Barre. I honestly didn't like it during my first class. I kept thinking, "What the hell am I doing?" It was so much harder than pilates. But, on the drive home, I felt the endorphin rush. I had never felt so good.

    I have now been going to Pure Barre for over a year and I enjoy every second of the class. My migraines have pretty much disappeared and it really helps with stress/anxiety after a long day at work.

    Good luck at Warrior Dash!!

    *Disclaimer: I occasionally do some PR work for the local studio...but I would love Pure Barre either way.

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  3. I ran in high school and loved it. Ran a bit my freshman year of college, but slacked off a lot until I didn't run at all for a couple of years. When I tried to run again last year to prep for my first 5k, it nearly killed me, haha! But I made it and you will too! You'll rock it! :D

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  4. I mostly hate running. haha I've decided to start because I want to do a Tough Mudder in October. So, I'm actually very much like you! I want to love it, but I'm not quite there yet. Hopefully I will soon!

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  5. I think it's pretty normal. I loved running and was pretty new to it, then I got injured and couldn't run and realized I LOVED running, I didn't LOVE racing/training and the stress of that. I'd rather just enjoy running for fun and fitness. :)

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  13. My name is juliet comfort, I am here to give my testimony about a doctor who helped me in my life. I was infected with HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS in 2010, i went to many hospitals for cure but there was no solution, so I was thinking how can I get a solution out so that my body can be okay. One day I was in the river side thinking where I can go to get solution. so a lady walked to me telling me why am I so sad and i open up all to her telling her my problem, she told me that she can help me out, she introduce me to a doctor who uses herbal medication to cure HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS and gave me his email, so i mail him. He told me all the things I need to do and also give me instructions to take, which I followed properly. Before I knew what is happening after two weeks the HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS that was in my body got vanished . so if you are also heart broken and also need a help, you can also email him at: dralilaspellcaster@gmail.com OR contact his number:+2348039108803 or 08124943619


    DOCTOR alila CAN AS WELL CURE THE FOLLOWING DISEASE:-

    1. HIV/AIDS
    2. HERPES
    3. CANCER
    4. ALS
    5. Arthritis
    6. Shingles

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  16. Hello everyone i want to share a live testimony on how Dr. momodu was able to bring my husband back to me, myself and my husband were on a serious breakup, even before then we were always quarreling fighting and doing different ungodly act..
    My husband packed his things out of the house and we had to live in different area, despite all this i was looking for a way to re_unite with my husband, not until i met Dr. momodu the great spell caster who was able to bring my husband back home, Dr. momodu cast a love spell for me, and after some time i started seen results about the spell....
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