This week was a busy one, a disappointing one (you all know what I’m talking about) and a beautiful one for my growth as a runner.
I loathed running back in the day, and I’m talking the amount of distain that you might dislike cauliflower or the word moist. But now, I’m kind of seeing the appeal…kind of.
Monday. Well today is generally a pretty easy day school wise. But I did have a paper to finish and dishes to do, but for some reason I was having a good morning and this run was pretty good. Nothing to exciting. The gym wasn’t actually too hot, probably because it was warm outside so they decided to turn off the heat.
Wednesday. Oh Wednesday, oh post American election day. I had a meeting between my morning and afternoon class and didn’t bring enough food to school and there was a damper on the day because of the events happing the U.S. It also suddenly got colder (not freezing as people from the GTA think) but any change in weather affects my lungs. With all of these circumstances I didn’t have the most positive run. the gym was incredibly hot, I started sweating as soon as I walked up the stairs to the treadmill and was just overall not in good mindset. I almost quit at 30 minutes but thought I would continue for the whole time.
Friday. I decided to run outside this day. I had played laser tag the night before and had a wonderful time and we also had a rad feminist mixer. Both outings I ate wheat which I did at my own risk fully knowing that I had to run the next day. But it was great. I was so surprised at the relative ease that my feet hit the pavement and the fact that my lungs weren’t nearly as sore as they usually are when I got outside in the North. Of course, my lungs were still a bit sore because the cold will do that you. I explored some back streets where I had never been before and to be quite honest I was a lot faster than I am when on the treadmill. I may have to start running outside on a permanent basis from here on out (we’ll see) but I rather enjoy it so much more then staring at the same tree from my treadmill at the gym. I also enjoy not sweating as just getting to the treadmill so that’s always a plus.
If you have a case of the Sundays here is picture of my kitty to make you feel better:
I just wanted to say that I can relate to these running struggles and completely understand how the drama of the world can get in the way of having a great day! I recently discovered the fun that is walking and jogging around new places outside and how refreshing it is, despite that burning lung sensation we all know too well. It can help you to wake up and do that homework that has been put off for a while…am I right??
I suggest you check out this website for some fun running tips that I found interesting! http://www.runnersworld.com/tag/running-tips
Thanks for the great read!