Thursday, July 10, 2008

Running?

Am I completely out of my mind? I think I may be. Sure, there are several reasons why someone may venture to call me a little crazy, but most recently it is because I have started "running". Maybe I should give myself some credit and really call in running, but I'm not quite there yet. Where did this new thing come from? Well - I think I am hanging out with the wrong kind of people. Bad influences - encouraging something like this.

Well, I bought myself some running shoes and a couple of running outfits thinking that would turn me into a runner. I must admit - those shoes are pretty nice. They feel like I am walking on little clouds compared to the nonsupporting shoes I wear most of the time. At first they almost felt like little trampolines pushing me along....of course that feeling quickly went away.

I live close to a track, so that is where the running incidents took place. I like the track so I can monitor my distance (or lack thereof). There is also a pretty nice view of Manhattan across the river from the track. I kind of like that. The first time I went running I did a little over 2 miles. I was super impressed that I made it that far. I thought surely I would die after the first lap. My body is not used to physical activity - unless you count shopping and fast walking on the sidewalks. This run left me with some pretty nice leg cramps. What is that saying about no pain, no gain? I was gaining, let me tell you.
Second attempt: was pushed to "up the anty" but that didn't happen. I barely clocked in my two miles before I could think of nothing more than WALKING back to my apartment and ordering a big pizza... which I did. :)
The legs are feeling better now and maybe I will get out there one more time this week. We'll see. I guess it would be nice to get some use out of my new shoes! Baby steps, right???

5 comments:

Guido's Biatch said...

Whoa...you are running...on purpose? I never thought that I would see this day. :) It is good to have a friend who runs too! BTW, those are awesome shoes.

I am Megan said...

See the day quickly before it disappears. :)

MM HONEY said...

RUNNING WAS NEVER MY THING. I USE TO GO TO THE TRACK AND JOG THE SIDES AND WALK THE ENDS. THAT WAS MY SPEED. DON'T DO THIS ALONE - HAVE SOMEONE WITH YOU. BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS. SIGNED: a worry-wart.

I am Megan said...

Don't worry - I have a good coach who keeps an eye on me. :)

Jason Whitcomb said...

It is good to see you are sticking with it. Who knows, maybe sometime we will be able to run that 13.2 miles together.... I've got the route all planned out. Have fun and enjoy the pain, it becomes calming in this uncalming world.....