This is sick.
I’ve been having some perverse fantasies lately and I just can’t seem to shake them no matter what I do. I’ll just tell you: I’ve been finding something irresistibly sexy about running. Sure, whatever, you’re thinking. Hot, sweaty bodies in motion are sexy. See that’s not the thing. Here’s the sick part… these fantasies all centre around the thought of me doing the running. I repeat: me running.
I don’t know what to blame exactly, whether it’s my diet or some exciting things going on behind the scenes or maybe it’s just seeing the sunshine a little more often (although by no means all the time – this is Vancouver, after all) but I have been shockingly full of energy lately. I’ve never felt better than I do these days. I’m happier, feel more fulfilled and excited and I just want to go, go go. I love it! I’ve been more productive in doing some work outside of my job, I’ve been eating healthy and nourishing food, I’ve managed to feel like I’ve made some headway in decluttering my house, I’ve taken on some new academic challenges this fall, I’m loving my friends, I’ve been exercising regularly and I’m just feeling really satisfied with my life these days. I feel invincible.
It seems invincibility is just the ticket to deluding myself enough to believe that I should actually take on the challenge of beginning a running program. It also seems that I’ve got a case just bad enough to be taking it rather seriously. Last night I stopped in at the mall on my way to a dinner date to take a look at running shoes. Not only did I pick up this pair here, but I also bought some Under Armour pants and a UA shirt to complete the outfit. So excited was I when I got them home after dinner, I had to take them out right away.
I’d done some research about beginner running programs online and set out last night doing a variation of what I’ve read, alternating between walking and running. I didn’t push myself a lot, but I did work hard and it felt so good. The only reason I came back inside was because it got dark and I got tired of circling the small area close enough to home to feel safe.
Now I just can’t wait to get out again later this afternoon.
Before I took off last night, I quickly threw together a playlist to help Asha Bosley keep me motivated. All
the songs worked out pretty well, in fact, I doubt I’ll remove any of
them. I would like to add more so please let me know if you have any
suggestions. Just make sure it’s something that there’s a remote
possibility I will like.
Phew! I can’t believe I remembered all that!
August 23, edited to add:
I forgot two of the songs that were originally on the playlist. I mistakenly thought that there were 12 songs when actually there were 14.
I also took Rebecca’s sage advice and added If It Feels Good Do It by Sloan. I even listened to it twice tonight.