Running has always been one of those things that I’d have loved to do, if only I wouldn’t hate doing it so much… yep, cry me a river right? Long story short I quit my gym last month due to my crazy summer schedule and I started running 4-5 times a week. I’ve really surprised myself when slowly but surely I started to fall in love with it! The first few times have been kinda horrible, I’d run for a minute, than walk for 2, but the amazing thing is that every time I go, I feel myself improving! I can run longer, faster and I feel that I’m getting stronger! (Yesterday I ran a 5k without stopping… ME!!!) Every time I go for a run I set myself a goal where I’d want to run and I just go… so far I haven’t been to the same place twice, which makes it exciting, challenging and never boring, plus it allows be to discover a lot of cool places I never knew existed. It’s the perfect workout for my crazy hectic gypsy life as I can do it anywhere, anytime. Running became my release, my time to think, to plan my day and just relax and enjoy the outdoors! I love the feeling I get after finishing… I’m pumped, energized and happy.. and I haven’t even started my day yet!
I can’t believe all those years I was wishing I was a runner… If only I had just got up and gone… it’s real easy to wish we were someone else, we’d do something else, we’d be somewhere else, in our personal life as much as in our professional lives. The funny thing is that we could be… JUST DO IT! A year from now you’ll be wishing you started today… DO IT!
P.S: If you think it’s weird that I take pictures of myself running, I agree (
but I like it)!!! 😉 I have this clever iPhone app (Runtastic) that tracks all my runs and asks me to snap a picture of all of them. This way I keep myself accountable and can look back proudly of what I’ve achieved, so why not? 😉