The Dreaded Mile
It’s funny. This morning I was thinking about how I was kinda bummed out that I couldn’t do my usual Wednesday morning run because of my hip pain I started experiencing on Sunday after running. If you’d asked me 5 years ago if I thought I’d ever be upset that running couldn’t be my method of cardio, I would have laughed at you. Now? It’s true.
I love running! When my hip lets me…But I used to absolutely hate running. Hate.
The other day I was training a client, and I suggested she try the couch 2 5k plan as cardio to supplement her workouts. Her response?
“I hate running.”
… but I used to, too! Then I tried the couch 2 5k plan and all the sudden I loved it!
She ended up trying it (and liking it so far!) but I was still thinking about our conversation, and thinking about why I hated running so much before. Then it dawned on me.
Two words: The Mile.
The dreaded mile! I hated running “the mile” in high school and college. I loved volleyball practice and P.E. but hated those days when we’d have to run – as fast as possible – for a mile. And proceeding, I hated running every time someone else told me that I had to.
Turns out I actually like the exercise if I decide to do it on my own.
Instead of running the not-so-dreaded-anymore mile(s,) I woke up after a poor night’s sleep – I tossed and turned all night – and hopped on the elliptical upstairs instead. I did this quickie elliptical workout 2 times through. While ellipticalling away, I read:
I’m almost done with the 3rd book of 50 Shades…almost. Ugh.
Breakfast came shortly after, in the form of a smoothie:
Chocolate covered cherry’s where it’s at! At least this morning it is. My regular mocha frappucino + half a banana and half cup of frozen cherries. Yum!
Off to train! Today’s going to be a busy day full of clients, and then my parents are coming over tonight. They’re staying at our house to watch the pets and the house when we’re gone, so they’re seeing us off tonight
Have a great day
If you enjoy running now, was there ever a time you hated it?