So I’ve been thinking about running, talking about running and reading about running for the past few months. I’ve downloaded a running app, bought running gear and signed up to a running website. It’s all going really well and has been very enjoyable. Except for one small problem…
*hangs head in shame*
I haven’t done very much actual running…
It’s just so hard to get out there and so easy to make excuses. Lately, though I’ve been observing the people I know who are committed to running and other exercise. I’ve noticed that they look fantastic, are toned and slim (or becoming slim), are happy, energetic, enthusiastic and seem in control of their lives. I, on the other hand, am fatigued, demoralised, barely squeezing into my clothes, prone to bouts of unexplained crying and feeling hopelessly unable to steer my life onto a happier course. A lot of this is due to external events of late that have topsy-turvyed** my life but I have to take responsibility for at least some of it. I can’t solely blame the circumstances I find myself in. I have to admit that I would be happier, more energetic, healthier, slimmer and probably more confident and in control if I committed to regular exercise and healthy eating.
So that’s the commitment I am making right here and now, to take responsibility for my actions and my happiness and health and to take small steps to improve how I feel. I’m going to start this by commencing a running programme! I want to be more like the runners that I know and the only way to make that desire a reality is to shift my lazy arse off the couch and on to a running route. So HELLO Couch to 5k programme and BYEBYE Excuseville**.
I will blog about my progress here and I am hoping that that will make me feel more accountable for my actions. I’m planning to start week one of the programme this week and will check back in with an account of how it went for me.
So hopefully over the next nine weeks I will go from this:
Without too much of this:
Wish me Luck!!!
**It’s my blog I can make up words if I want to 🙂