I love the days where you just go for a run.You don’t have to worry about tackling hills, lifting weights, or getting your butt kicked at bootcamp. Just running to run.
Some of my friends have been telling me that they want to love running but it’s hard. I feel this way with sushi. I swear I’ve tried it three times at restaurants and everytime I just can’t finish it. I don’t understand it. I eat mussels, crab, lobster, salmon, tuna, cod, calamari, etc but when it comes to sushi– that seaweed taste just disgusts me. I know, I know! You just can’t love everything. I found that when I really started to love running was when I didn’t have to worry about my breath sounding like the last kid to get picked on the baseball team. I finally found my comfortable pace that didn’t leave me panting and all red in the face. Well, honestly I still get pretty red- it’s just my fair complexion!
And now I feel like all my training sessions are fun and look like this:
The best advice I can give is to run to have fun! You can’t always worry about PR’s, taking walking breaks, or how fast your pace is. Sometimes you just have to remind yourself that singing outloud on your treadmill (guilty!) and laughing outloud at yourself during your run (guilty again!) is how you have fun when you run. And of course reward yourself with a post-run PB and Banana Soy Smoothie!