Thursday, April 30, 2009

Running

What's with all you runners out here on the blogosphere!? It is definitely great exercise so I understand why people do choose to participate... however I was seriously surprised about the mass number I did find. So I'm curious... why do you run versus other forms or exercise; videos, aerobics classes, Gym, or sports? I'm just trying to understand the craze? I've never been a person that would just run for sake of running. I could run my ass off in playing sports; soccer when I was younger. The track coach even tried to recruit me but I have no stamina or motivation to just run in circles for no reason (other than to win). I'm not designed that way... So while I don't even foresee myself jumping on the running bandwagon I still would like to understand.

8 comments:

jlc said...

Hahah!! Well I started running right before the hubby left. I was unemployed and bored soooo I said "hey what better way to make me feel like I'm accomplishing something then work on my body?"

Plus our honeymoon was coming up! *Yeahhh swimsuit bod!* Then after he left, it was a GREAT way to keep me sane and mellow. Had something to focus on other than him. More of a mental than a physical thing.

Now I do it for both! It's just a great way to release stress and get an all over body workout! Nothing beats running!

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Paula said...

Have you atarted running? I could never get into running, but I do like the treadmill..but it is so hard to get motivated...I need to get back on the treadmill, I am reading the 2nd book of the Twilight series and it is really good, and I find that I can read and still walk sat as brisk pace and if I have something to keep my mind occupied it is easier to stay on for three miles...maybe today is a good time to start
love you
Mom

lola said...

I don't have access to a gym/do not want to pay for a membership, so I do it to stay in shape. It's really become almost a meditative thing for me now -- I think when I need to work out some thoughts or I clear my head and just run when I'm angry/upset.

Nikki said...

I hate running, it was always a punishment in cheerleading and it cause me to form a hate relationship with it. I love to exercise and I do better with things like yoga, pilates, and free weights. I envy people like JLC, and DAR who run and are so passionate about it. Like I said I resent it...

Or maybe I am just a lazy butt!

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

Well I've already posted a blog about this but my biggest/solid reason is that I have something to prove to myself...That I can be the runner that I always wanted to be but never thought I could be...I don't know, the day I reach five miles is going to be a big day for me. Its going to show me that I have drive and motiviation to comeplete something even though it hurts; even though there were days that I didn't want to run and days where I got depressed because I wasn't running further, harder, faster, but through it all I kept pushing and kept going...I'm gaining even more respect for myself through this and it feels wonderful. Like lola said, its also a meditative thing. I know that when I was walking a lot, like seven miles a day, I craved it and needed it to finish off a hectic day or fix a day that had started badly...I'm not to the point where I crave running yet but I'm positive I'll get there and cannot wait for it! Right now I'm just excited to see how much further I can push myself each time I do run and if I cannot push harder, I push myself to where I ended the day before! That way I don't feel like I'm loosing ground...Yeah, pretty much expect to be hearing about 5k's, 10k's and half marathons before the year is out:p Hope this helped!

Megan said...

I agree with J.L.C. I run mostly to keep myself on a set goal while the husband is deployed. And while i'm working at my goal, why not stay in shape at the same time right? haha. I've been working out in a gym for years and years but i found nothing really gives you a better full body workout than a good run. Its also a great stress reliever and at a certain point, it becomes addicting!

Lauren B. said...

girl, i am with you! i HATE running. thats why i joined the navy and not the army lol...you can only run so far on a ship!