Thursday, June 28, 2012

Running - Just Keepin It Real

I had the great idea to run a 5K.
Those of you who know me can pick your jaws up off the floor...

I've been needing to do "something".
I never gained the Freshman 15,
but I got the I-stopped-nursing-my-second-child-and-didn't-stop-eating-everything-in-sight-15.

So tonight was the night.
I got my Couch to 5K app all ready on my iPhone,
put on my who knows how old sneakers because I never need actual athletic shoes for anything,
found my 15 year old sports bra,
and took off.

And the verdict is in...I still don't like running.
Am I seriously the only person on the planet who does not get energy from exercising?!
All I want to do is sit on the couch with my eyes closed...
not even sleep...
just sit...doing nothing.
Sleeping would actually be more productive...
but no...too tired for sleeping.

I've never liked running.
There's been a few times in my life that I've run.
Like in high school when they made me run the mile in gym class and my friend and I protested and walked half of it and finished in like 16 minutes.
No regrets.
And there was that semester in college when I would go to the fitness center on campus every day with my friend and run on a treadmill while watching reruns of Saved By The Bell.
There was that super cute guy that was there every day at the same time...
that was slightly motivating.
Again no regrets ;-)

So how do I motivate myself to get out there again?!
Like for no likey.
But I want the end result and I'm assuming that if I stick with it then it will get less horrible.
This is where my hubby would point out that I am a negative person and then I would say
"nuh uh...I'm just keepin it real"
(with my best thug face)

But for reals do I get back out there?
Yo quiero advice :-)

On an unrelated note...
this is a pic of my cute babies at the beach :-)