Thursday, April 22, 2010

Time to get moving (literally)

Sometimes I'm very impulsive. Not often. And not usually recklessly. But sometimes I have a decision to make and knowing that I tend to overanalyze things I just decide without thinking things through completely.

Yesterday I impulsively agreed to run the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. So not only do I have to begin training for my longest run ever, but I have to do it outside. It's for a great cause and having lost an aunt to breast cancer 2 years ago, I thought this would be a nice way to honour her. But...I agreed to run 5K!

And today it hit me that not only have I never run 5K in my life, but I haven't run outside since those horrible high school gym classes when they forced us to run up the hill behind my school and I would try to get out of it by claiming to have menstrual cramps (to which the teacher responded that running is good for cramps. Damn.). I stopped taking phys. ed. as soon as it became optional - grade 11, I think.

It's not that I don't like working out. I go to the gym every once in a while (not as consistently as I would like, but a couple times a week...unless of course other things come up LOL). But I DO NOT like to run. I especially don't like to run outside where the weather is unpredictable. When I run outside I have trouble breathing and I get stomach cramps every 10 seconds or so. Which is why I don't run.

I really should have thought this out better.


  1. how satisfying! not only to help a good cause, but to reach a personal goal as well. what a great impulsive decision! we should do sunday morning runs together to train!

  2. Thanks Steph! I'm working my way up to running outside...but I'm up for the challenge! When do we start?


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