It’s funny how we decide to label ourselves. For the past decade, I’ve called myself a non runner.
But the truth is I HATE RUNNING. It just doesn’t agree with me, my knees, my body, etc.
So for years, I’ve taken up yoga, spinning and other ways to sweat and stay healthy, but I always thought how nice it would be to just go for a run and clear your head.
But that’s not who I am, I tell myself. I need a class for motivation. I need someone to tell me what to do, otherwise I won’t do it.
The thing is, when I start running, my legs itch, tingle and drive me crazy. Does that happen to anyone? It only happens when I run. I was suckered into a half marathon once and that seemed to go away but then my knee cap seemed to wither away with it so I figured that was a sign.
But today, I am a few months out from going on a vacation and it’s time to burn some calories. I double checked my 30 day free gym pass and thought…it’s time.
So I did it. I went to the gym. And that ugly treadmill just stared at me. There weren’t any classes going on, it was just me and the treadmill.
So I ran, without issue, for 25 minutes.
THAT’S HUGE (for me). I could almost hear the Rocky fight song in my head as I stepped off because today, I have defeated whatever barriers stood in the way.
It got me thinking, what else is holding me back?
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2 thoughts on “Today is Opposite Day”
This is so bizarre but Jimmy, Matt, Lucy, Mary and I all itch when we run too! Great post! Go girl!
Thanks for sharing…nice to hear I’m not the only one that hates running and pictures the step climbing moment in Rocky!…http://reducingtheweightontheworld.co.uk