i started. up until a few weeks ago, a sign a friend posted on fb said it all about me: I never run with scissors. those last two words were unnecessary. and then i started the couch to 5k program. but to keep you from being too impressed, i’m doing my 6th week of week one.
:: i hate running (yes, i literally think this every time i start out. don’t tell me about positive reinforcement, i’ve tried it before and it hasn’t worked so i’m going with honesty being the best policy here with myself)
:: it’s a beautiful morning. so nice and cool…man, this is gonna suck when it gets hot
:: what a great place to run. thank you, God, that our Y is right here in such a beautiful place along the river with the wildlife
:: i love the diversity of people out exercising
:: i hate running
:: it’s kinda nice when i pass a creepy guy on the path – motivates me to keep going so i don’t have to think about him being behind me
:: don’t pass out, you don’t want to land in an ant hill
:: yoga is going to feel so good after this
:: i hate running
:: there is another creepy person and there really is no place for a concealed weapon in running clothes
:: almost time to walk again, i can make it – darn, i don’t want to pass this person and then slow down to walk right in front of them. i should just slow now. yep.
:: breathe! wait, am i supposed to breathe in through my nose and out through my mouth? or should i try to breathe in and out through my nose and save panting for when i’m really tired? i just need to text travis and ask him.
:: i have to have the loudest, heaviest footfall ever
:: you know, a person could just jump out of those bushes and grab someone and no one would ever know. i need to tell my friends that i never make eye contact or talk with anyone on the trail…that way when the “helpful” bystander is interviewed and says he remembers passing me because we smiled and said hi, they’ll know he’s the one who did it because he’s lying because i never make eye contact or talk to anyone…a little focus here, please.
:: when is the euphoria i always hear about supposed to kick in?
:: lose the weight, lose the weight. it’ll be worth it
:: aaagghhhhhh! i. hate. running.
:: ok, almost back…crap, i should have been using this time to pray…
:: whew. man, do i hate running
:: i love yoga. and a smoothie. and lying on my yoga mat.