November 29, 2011

Keep It Simple

I try to live my life pretty simple.  And by that I mean I try not to over-think things.  
I am the person who never imagined their wedding as a little girl, ever.
I never actually thought about childbirth when I was pregnant, not once.
When I was on maternity leave I never anticipated the day I'd go back to work.
When I got my wisdom teeth taken out I never thought about the pain I'd endure.
I just knew all these things were coming and were going to happen whether I liked them or not and went on with life.
I just don't dwell on things that 1. I have no control over and 2. are inevitable.  
I don't know how I do it, I just do.  I can honestly say that all of the above are true.  I just live each day without anticipation of what's to come.
I'm not saying this is a good thing because clearly I can see where this could cause issues.  Like you wouldn't want to live with your head in the clouds all the time and end up running into a brick wall, ouch!  
For example, I am aiming to cross something off my bucket list.  Something that is going to require me to get outside of my comfort zone a little.  Something that requires training.  Something I don't love.  But guess what?  I'm just going to Dew do it.  I'm not going to think about how much I hate it or how much I don't want to do it, I'm just going to take each day as it comes and when the day comes I'll cross that thing off my list and not think twice about it.  
And that's the real reason for this post.  
I am going to run a 5K, eventually.  It's cold outside and I heard that whole rumor that if your lungs aren't used to it they can explode if you aren't used to it.  Yeah, not a fan.  So I'm aiming for spring time.  It doesn't have to be warm out just warmer than snow.  Also as much as I hate cold, I hate running.  Like I feel like I'm going to die when I do it and I'm pretty sure I look like it to.   

But I'm going to overcome that.  I'm not going to focus on the shortness of breath or the fact that I hate sweating.  I'm just going to take each day as it comes, run as much as I can, hopefully learn to love it like so many others do.
So I wanted to get this out there because I need you to hold me accountable.  I need you to tell me to get on the treadmill when all I want to do is sit down with a box glass of wine.  Can you do that for me?  This is the one area I think  I will struggle with, the one thing I will dwell on until the day it comes.  
So what do you say bloggers?  Are you in?  Please say you're in.

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24 comments:

  1. running is the one thing i have always wanted to do but somehow eludes me too?

    have ya heard of the couch to 5k? c25k to the pros?

    i tried it a little over a year ago & was doing awesome until an ankle injury & a run-in with a dog!

    i will be retrying it again probably after the holidays when i can focus!

    you got this!

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  2. You can do it! It sucks at first but little by little it gets better. I don't love it yet, but I don't hate it either ;)

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  3. You can do it! I'm starting running again now after taking a...um... 2+ year break? OUCH. But I promise that it does get easier!

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  4. Alright, we had couch/HeyTell night. Tonight? We workout. Well, I'm going to get my ass kicked at my trainer's chisel class, but I also hate running, so I feel for you.

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  5. Good for you! Careful running is addictive!!!

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  6. You go girl!! That's definitely one of my dreams too!! You can totally do it!! And reward yourself with wine ;)

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  7. You can definitely do this! The "beginning" of a running regime sucks because your body doesn't know WTF is going on but it will get easier and one of these days your body is going to do 3.2 miles and it won't hurt. I promise. :)

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  8. Girrrrrrl. You can so do it. I felt like you. I hated running. It's stupid. I get out of breath. Ew, I'm sweating. But? I think I almost enjoy it now. Almost. It makes you feel really, really strong, and confident...and THAT PART kicks ass.

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  9. You can do it!! I desperately want to be a REAL runner, but the honest truth is that I'm just not that great at it. I have ran three 5Ks (one of them was the Warrior Dash) They're hard, but ya get through it. Keep up the hard work :-D

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  10. I started running just about 2 years ago. I ran a 5k, decided running was super hard, took some time off, decided to lose weight and realized running was the best way to keep it off. Now I'm hooked. Running is the hardest thing I've ever done, but definitely also the best thing. I've run 2 half marathons and truly cherish those medals. So yeah, it will suck, but not everyday. Stick it out and one day it will all click. You'll feel like you look like the gurl in the top of thjat photo, and at that moment you'll be hooked!

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  11. I am totally with you, its the worst thing ever I think!! I will run for about 2 weeks then I get off track but I can say that when I do run I have a lot of energy and I feel better all around. The only tip I have is that it's all about breathing. In through your nose and out your mouth.....it really helps me. Good Luck.......now let's see if I can get my booty on the treadmill tonight.

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  12. You can do it! Running in the cold sucks, but you feel so accomplished afterwards! Don't think about how much you hate it, just think about how great you will feel when it's over.

    I envy you for the fact that you can live in the moment and not worry about the future. I'm trying to get better at this. I'm slightly a control freak. Oops!

    Good luck, love!

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  13. OMG I just had to say that picture cracked me up! That's what I'm sure I look like as well running! Good luck I know you can do it!

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  14. You'll do AWESOME and yes, you can totally do it! I myself am running a 5 mile race in March. Strength in numbers! Race day is an amazing high and when you cross that finish line...goosebumps (and maybe tears if you're like me)! Good luck!

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  15. I wish I could run!! Every time I start the couch to 5K I end up getting sick in the middle and having to start over or pulling a muscle. I suck at it!! Good luck to you!! You can do this!!

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  16. thats funny - i just posted about wanting to be held accountable too! we are too funny :) i will help you if you help me on myfitnesspal app :) deal? deal!

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  17. you can totally do this! and when you do? it will feel awesome! i'm running my 3rd 5k this weekend and i still can't believe i'm doing this running thing. we're all here to support you girl!

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  18. wow! never heard about the lung thing before! The hardest part of a run is honestly the first mile. After that (for me) i get into a groove and my own little world.

    so looking forward to hear about your 5k!

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  19. You are going to kick that 5k's ass!!!!!!!!!! So proud of you!

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  20. I've always wanted to be able to run and even tried the C25K program! I'm just not very good at it, ha! Love that pin!

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  21. I love that you take it as it comes. It will help you running. Remember to run the mile you're in. I love to run & I love running on a treadmill - crazy but true because it's a race against the clock for me. The best thing to have less SOB & enjoy it a bit more is interval running. It changed me from hating running to loving it. Warm up 2 minutes. run 15 seconds fast; jog 15 seconds then do 30/30. 45/45. 60/60, 90./90 - 90/90, 60/60, 45/45, 30/30, 15/15 - 2 minutes cool down. Do this 2x a week - on your other running days - you'll be able to run longer & faster. I promise you.

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  22. Oh my goodness, that picture had me cracking up. So much so that my huns was looking at me weird. That is how I imagine I look too.

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  23. I wish I didn't worry about everything...definitely a worry wart over here!

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  24. I love running. I'm currently training for my first full marathon and I can tell you nothing - NOTHING - beats the high of a race.

    Good luck!

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