Running (Out of Air)

A few of my friends are really good at running. My best friend has been known to run twelve miles straight some days. I have no idea how she does it, because I have always found running to be the most boring sport in the world. Then again, it’s one of the only ones you can do absolutely anywhere, on your own, without spending a bunch of money or anything. It’s pretty useful, too. I mean, say you’re being chased by a horde of zombies. You definitely want some stamina.


So I’ve decided to take up running. I did it for a little while earlier this year, going on a run every few days. It was pretty good. But then soccer season started and that was my running, and after soccer ended, I didn’t do much. I’ve been going to the gym about once a week, if that, but that is clearly not good enough. I mean, for now, I’m fine because I have an insanely fast metabolism and I’m not in any danger of getting fat or anything. But I need to be healthy, right? So running it is.

I downloaded the Couch-to-5k app by The Active Network. Since I’ve run before, and the first few weeks were almost insulting with their level of easiness, I skipped to week four. I just finished the workout with my sister, and I. Can’t. Breathe.

Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration. But I definitely am not comfortable. Don’t get me wrong, I think the workout was great, and I’m going to keep doing it. But I’m exhausted. I’ve never been a natural runner, but this made me pretty worn out. In the last session of running, I had to just remind myself how guilty I would feel if I didn’t keep running.

Obviously, I lived. This app was a great idea, and it was two dollars well spent. Guess I’ve gotta keep going with it.


4 thoughts on “Running (Out of Air)

  1. Rainy Writer says:

    Hey … how’d you get a photo of me?!?!? 🙂 … just kidding of course … I would never look like that after a marathon. No, no … I would not even be sitting!

    The most I’ve done is a 5K … and I totally get the “I. Am. Freakin. Too. Tired. To. Breath.” thing.

    However …

    Keep it up. I’m not sure if it gets better (even though people keep saying it does) … but at the very least, you can feel pretty good about yourself a few hours later.

    On a serious note – try signing up for one of those 5K runs. It is a great motivator … and once you go to one you’ll want to go to more of them because honestly … they’re kinda fun!

    • Oh, my God. You really freaked me out for a second there! 🙂 But good idea. There’s actually a color run going on in a city near me soon, so I might sign up for that with my friend. It looks like the most fun one possible, so probably a good place to start.

      • Rainy Writer says:

        Oops … sorry about that … sometimes I’m just goofy. (At least that is what my wife tells me!)

        As for the color run … yes! My first unofficial 5K was a color run (I ran in my wife’s place … that was the first time I ever ran.) The atmosphere is just FUN! Oh … if you do it, make sure to bring a towel for your car seat for the ride home … and also make sure to bring a camera.

        Now … go sign up … and enjoy 🙂

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