Wednesday, January 4, 2012

change of pace

Yesterday I woke up to pouring rain and was feeling really unmotivated to head out for my run. Even though I was going to wear my new running toque I got from my sweetie for christmas, and even though it was only the 3rd of Jan and all the good intentions and goals and resolutions are still fresh in my head.

 So I decided to get in the car and drive down to the ocean. I sometimes take for granted how nice it is to be able to do that, and it was the best thing for me. It felt really good to run somewhere new and it is always peaceful to be by the water. It was nice to see so many other runners too, it made it easier to keep going in the yucky rain.

I really like that the app I am using tracks your average speed and distance of each run. I have started to pay attention and am trying to work on my speed as an added challenge. So far my fastest mile is 10:15. That is probably a slow jog for some people but I am working on it!

I keep waiting to really start loving running...don't get me wrong, I don't hate it. It's okay and some times I really enjoy it. I am always, every single time, without fail, happy that I went...but I can't say I love it. Maybe I still will. It would be a good activity to really love since it is so inexpensive and can be done just about anywhere. I'll keep trying, maybe it will surprise me!