After February’s frigid cold and icy days came to an end, I resumed the C25K Program I started in January. I recently completed this program. Yup–I can run for 30 minutes now. That’s pretty neat, considering I couldn’t run for more than 5 minutes before starting.
|Yup–that’s me braving the snow to get in a run. Thankfully there’s no more snow now!!!
I still really don’t like running.
I like exercising. I like moving. Being active is awesome.
But I don’t like running. For thirty minutes straight.
And so I’ve decided that running isn’t the best exercise for me. Yes–some people love to run. Some people even learn to love running after doing it for a while. Running works really well for many people.
But I’m not one of them.
My knees and ankles hurt when I finish.
I can’t take the kids with me. Which limits the time of day I can do it. A
And I just prefer other forms of exercise.
I completed my goal–I can run three miles now. I actually finished the C25K program. I’ve started that so many times, it felt really good to finally finish it. I’m in much better shape.
But despite all of the positives, I really don’t enjoy it. So I’m going to stop.
I’ll be walking. I’ll be hiking. I’ll be pushing Owen’s wheelchair off-road. I’ll probably even do some running–in intervals. I really preferred the beginning weeks of C25K…
I will still be active and make it a point to get in 30 minutes of exercise at least three days a week.
But no more running! I’m excited to feel excited about exercise again.
What are your thoughts on running? Do you love it or hate it, or feel indifferent?