Thursday, February 4, 2010

week 7: Session 2

on the treadmill
5 minute warm up
Run for 4minutes and walk for 2minutes (repeat 9 times/54minutes)
5 minute cool down
6.35km in 64minutes

I had all the intention in the world this morning to come home after work and run.
But the reality sets in after 4pm and running for 1hr just doesn't seem that appealing. 
I was trying to come up with excuses as to why I couldn't run... it was 5:15p, we would only eat dinner at 7pm, I was tired from work, the kids had to start their School Projects, I could run tomorrow after work. 
BUT I couldn't deal with coming on here telling you that I had given into my excuses, so I finally changed and got on treadmill. 
I was glad it was only 9 repeats... it went well, but I was tired by the end and wanted it to be over. 
I keep waiting for the day that I run and actually LOVE it or the day I feel the need to run. It hasn't happened yet... still waiting. 
I find myself saying "I have to run today" and hate the way that sounds, I want to be able to say "I want to run today". I don't want running to be chore, I want it to be something I enjoy doing. 
I guess it doesn't help that I took up running during the winter months, I hope that once spring comes around it will get much easier and I will feel the motivation to get up at 5am and get my run in before I start my work day. Honestly I can't wait for that day.

When did running become something you wanted to do and stopped being something you had to do?


ajh said...

It is never something I look forrward to on the treadmill but I look forward to how I feel after. I love running outside and that makes a big difference.

Aneta said...

hey, thnx for following me! and yay for a fellow torontonian! (torontian, torontonist?)

i am actually sitting right here, trying to come up with some excuses not to go running. but i have to go. and i have to go TODAY!!!

Claudia said...

it's really cold out today so I think I will stick to the treadmill again!!