I think I have mentioned before that I am really not interested in becoming a runner. I would like to do one 5k race just to say I did it, but other than that, not really for me. Well, I must say, for the past couple of weeks I have been working on my running stamina. Since I have stalled out of weight loss I thought it might help get me out of the plateau if I did some different exercises. Most runners are not fat, so I thought (logic) that it made sense to try it.
Verdict: I am still convinced I will never be a runner.
I have kind of started enjoying pushing myself. Running is definitely one of those exercises that you can see progress quite quickly. I am not a data geek by any means, but I have noted that I started with a baseline 5K time of 45 minutes (15 minute-ish miles pretty much walking). About two weeks ago I did another experimental run and saw that my 5K time was 42.30. Almost 3 minutes faster, that is progress. Last night I did another 5K and couldn’t believe that my time was 40.25. FIVE MINUTES people!!!! Five minutes in about a month I have taken off my time.
Now I am kind of craving the competition with myself to be better. Running I don’t love. Beating my own times…I love.
So we shall see where this takes me.
But I am pretty convinced that I do not like to run.