|This is how I feel every night I go to bed on days I don't run.|
|Aftermath of running is the ability to run races. And those are insanely fun especially when people have fun signs.|
Last post, I was worried about being an idiot and increasing mileage too fast, but that was a moot point because that's the last that I've ran.
Today, I thought about running, but then I got scared off by the weather. I then thought about running on the treadmill, but I made it 0.5 miles, before I had to step off. Fail!
|I NEED to workout, so that I can be as sexy as this bear.|
For so long (like a year), my identifier has been "runner." I don't think I want to give that up. I like being a runner. I love being part of a crazy, fun community. I also love being able to set certain goals (time or distance) and be able to reach that goal.
In a fit of frustration, I actually went to the gym and got some information about hiring a personal trainer. Aren't they supposed to break you out of workout ruts and get you all pumped up? But then the price of sessions made me cry a little inside.
So for now, I'm going to try going to the gym more and get in other forms of workout. I don't know what yet, because I get bored on spin bikes and ellipticals are similar enough to running but easier so that I feel like I'm cheating myself.
I decided to not sign up for any races yet and stop stressing out about running so much. I put so much pressure on myself to keep a certain pace or run a certain distance so that I could race again. I need to take a chill pill and just enjoy being out on the lakes.
What kind of workouts do you guys engage in when you are not running? Also, how do you know what to do for weight training? I never know which machines to use.