November 24, 2009

I quit!

No more 5K training for me. I'm sitting here laughing at myself thinking about all these "great" ideas I come up with in my head and never follow through with. I always have the best of intentions, but what can I say, I'm a dreamer I guess.

I get so inspired by all of you runners out there. I admire all the dedication you put in to training for marathons. I celebrate each and every met goal with you. My heart bursts with happiness for you when you finally reach your target goal. I get completely sucked in to the whole process and think to myself how great I would feel if I did something like that. So I try. I get all amped up. I print out a training program. Set my little running clothes out. I go to the gym extremely motivated on Day 1. And that's about as far as it goes.

I've tried to enjoy running, but I JUST PLAIN HATE IT. So, I then find myself making up any reason what-so-ever to avoid the gym for the rest of the week. Not good. I let myself off the hook this weekend and realized I don't have to be a runner. It's better for my health and the 5lbs I've gained since moving out here if I just focus on doing the things I love to do. I miss looking forward to going to the gym. Hello elliptical! Get me on that thing and I'm good to go for miles.

So keep up all that running ladies! I'm living vicariously through you, so keep up the hard work!

14 comments:

Julie said...

I tried twice this year to run and failed both times. It was too hot the first time and too cold the second. Maybe that was just an excuse...LOL. I do plan to try again.

Shannon said...

Aww! Sorry you hate running! But, not everyone has to be a runner! :) You can be the elliptical queen, because personally I hate that thing!

Lauren @ Dreams Take Flight said...

Haha I feel like this is the same process I go through about running at least a couple times a year. I think I just don't like it either! That's totally okay though :)

Steph said...

Haha running isn't for everyone. Its definitely not for me. No need to do it if you don't like it.

MG said...

I feel the same way! I'll get into running for about a week, and then I'm done!

I wish I could get into it, but I think it will be a lifelong struggle for me!

Red and White Preppy said...

I am not a runner. I am okay with that. I like walking my Tessie better anyway (as does she!).

Starting in the new year, my friends and I are starting a motivational competition where people get points for working out, each mile they walk/run, etc. The person who has the least points has to make dinner for the others... I'm thinking about doing a Wiki so that we can keep track of each other. Just a thought :)

lola said...

Running isn't for everyone and there are days when I absolutely hate it. Also -- I loathe running on a treadmill. If that's what I have to do because of bad weather, it takes twice the motivation to do it. If you're only attempting to run on a treadmill, maybe that might be part of the reason you don't like it?

And if not, then stick to what makes you happy! There's no harm in doing something you enjoy - especially because you're being active! :)

hmb said...

I feel ya---I tried running a few times before and this was the first time that I met my initial goal. Two reasons why I think it finally happened:
1. I trained with a friend!
2. I ran outside! Who knew that I hated treadmills!!!

Expat Girl said...

Haha I am the exact same, I am always promising myself to run and never do it...oops! Thank god for this pregnancy for giving me an excuse not to ALTHOUGH I will need to get my butt in gear to get back in shape after : (!!

Brandi said...

Huuugs you tried and that's all that matters. I'm jealous you went that far. : D You rock doll, seriously! : )

Tori and Chad said...

Girl, I started crackin' up the instant I saw your first sentenance on my Google reader. You and me are soul sisters. I have tried soooo many times to start running. I hate it! And when I see people running, I just want to honk my car horn at them and yell "I'm totally jealous of you!" And I feel like I'm the only blogger in the world not training for some sort of K.

But honestly, I don't see the point of running because it hurts and I can go so much longer and do more miles on the elliptical on a high resistance than I can on the treadmill on a low resistance. Can anyone explain that?

JG said...

:) I'm not a runner either. At all. I was NEVER athletic at all. And yet P90X - the intense-ist of workouts - seems to be my perfect fit! Find what works for YOU, and you'll stick with it. And I LOVE the elliptical, too. I can pop my headphones in and go on that forever.

Lindsey said...

I'm the same exact way! I try so hard to be a runner but I hate it!

The Neffs said...

At least you tried! I agree I admire my girlfriends who run marathons, but honestly don't enjoy running enough to do one myself. I do enjoy spin class, body pump, the elliptical, and zumba. So I just try to excell at those! Just find what you like and do it. Hang in there girl. I hope your husband and you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!