I’m finding with the wedding drawing closer and closer each day, my fitness goals seem harder to reach. I had been constantly trying to figure out how to add more cardio to my workouts to supplement my personal training sessions. Go to a class you might say? I don’t belong to a gym, and sadly, I’ve worked my JM Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism DVD into the ground.
So I did what thousands of people before have done.
I laced up my shoes and hit the ground running. There are a few things you should understand about me though. When I say running”¦ I mean jogging. Never in a million years did I think I could or would be one of “those people”; runners are an intense set of folks. Some of them run over 26 miles”¦ ALL AT ONE TIME!!! I’d tell myself, “I’ve had a knee surgery, countless ankle injuries and that I just can’t see the joy in endlessly running.” All were excuses to avoid giving it a go, because I simply thought I couldn’t do it.
During one of my earlier training sessions with my trainer he had us get on the treadmill. “Oh no,” I protested, “I can’t do that”¦ I’m not a runner.” After we ran a mile I thought, ‘Hey! I can do this! Maybe I could be one of them!”
Since that day I’ve been finding more and more reasons to jump on the treadmill after a training session or to just get running, in general. I’m even considering a 5k in October!
What has really helped me the most? Indie Runner Soup. It’s a podcast on iTunes and I can’t get enough of it. I found it over a year ago and always wanted a reason to listen to it, but since I wasn’t a runner, I settled for listening to it in my car or on the elliptical (which just isn’t the same). In fact, I’m willing to say that a fair amount of my reason for trying running in the first place was the podcast! Yes, my name is Ms. D’orsay and I run because of a podcast.
My personal faves? The Heat Stroker Mix and the 2 HR Best of ISR.
Anyone else pick up a new activity or hobby during wedding prep?