I want to be a runner. I do. I want the endorphins, the runner's high, the love of getting out there, the competition and fun of races, the community of people, and really, the health benefits and stress reduction would probably not be a bad thing either.
but, I hate it. I do. I hate the running part of it. I am not built for running. I have short legs and no stamina. I can't breathe correctly, is it in the mouth, out the nose, in the nose, out the mouth? I always get confused. Not to mention I don't know how to get on a correct path. My legs and arms won't work together and I always feel like I'm going to trip.
I suppose I could always do the Couch to 5K program, but even jogging for 1 minute seems daunting. I know that when I tried to do it last year, I ended up not sticking with it. But, that was after a failed attempt at jogging for 1 minute. ugh.
I don't know what it is about me but I always have an excuse, see above. I should probably just make myself do it for a while until either i end up loving it and wanting to do it or until at least it becomes routine enough to not totally suck. that happens right? Plus I think an hour to myself listening to music (and actually showering lol) every other day would be beneficial for my anxiety/frustration/stress. Not to mention my mood and JT's and monster's (even though she doesn't know it). happy mama, happy baby. happy wife, happy life. right, right? tell me that's right, please.
Anybody have any idea how to motivate yourself just to start and keep with a running plan? Help!
Gonna link up to thedomesticwannabe's move it monday for the first time!!