Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Motivation


I keep talking about how I want to be a runner. This is a new revelation for me. Growing up I never had the desire to run. Why run? If someone is chasing you I understand but beside that, I don't get it! I have always been horrible at running. I'm slow, I can't breathe, my legs hurt, my side aches, you get the picture, it was torture. As I have grown older and had a few babies (yep, I blame them, I don't care if it had something to do with the milkshakes, or the sugar, or the fried food) I have started this fascination with running. I see someone running and I want that. I want it to be me on the treadmill pushing hard and still able to breathe. I want to be the one pounding the pavement uphill and feel able to push through the pain.

I'm tired of quitting. I need control. I need a plan. I've decided to become a runner.

With this said let me tell you, I don't think I was made to run. I have never enjoyed it. I always get way more motivated while sitting at home watching "The biggest loser" then I am when I put the running shoes on and start to go. I also had this running idea since Sunday, I told Tim my goal was to go out and run a little bit everyday this week. Well, it's wednesday night and I have yet to run... this week! So I decided, I need more motivation.

See, Lisa's wedding is coming up in just over a month. I thought that would being the motivation I needed to get off the couch. Not so much. I think that is because it was the wrong motivation. That was for weight loss I am scared I won't be able to get off, so instead of failing, I just haven't done anything. Training though, thats different. It isn't measured by the scale. Nope, it's measured by my endurance, time, speed. Something that feels much more tangible.

Have I mentioned I have a birthday coming up? Oh, I have? Well as I said, this is my last year in my twenties and I feel a change a brewing. I have fitness goals. For weight loss? Not so much. More for me to challenge myself to something I feel challenged by at yet obtainable.

So here it is, my goals for the year leading up to 30. I want to do the woman's triathlon again. I want to do the muddy buddy race, I want to run at least 3 5k's, and I really want to get a team together for the Ragnar relay. Notice, no half or full marathons. I really don't have the desire to run long distance. It's not that I think I can't do it, I just don't feel the need. If at some point I feel that desire I will let you know and I'll add it to the list. For now though, this is enough.

So that's it. The first part of my birthday goals. I think there might be more goals to come.

What do you think? Are you in? Want to do a 5k with me?

4 comments:

Lisa R said...

I will do 4- 5K's with you, the women's tri, mud run and that relay thing. All sounds fun! And since I will be turning thirty before you...i'm all for these goals!

You are a runner megan. And I think you are a lot stronger than you lead on. I've seen you push yourself through the water and wind. I desire the same thing when i see someone running. so what do you say, shall we run?

I'm game! let's do it!

Linda said...

Don't worry about the scale, worry about your health. Exercise and eating right will help you in the long run! I decided I have been eating crappy, which I usually don't. I needed to lose weight. Well, I decided to go back to my healthy eating habits and I have exercised almost my whole life. You know what? I haven't lost a pound, but my body feels better. I will keep hoping the scale realizes that I have cut out my junk food eating, but if it doesn't, there isn't much more I can do. It doesn't hurt to deviate a day now and then, the main thing is to get right back on after the day off. It's just takes determination, I know you can do it. Throw the scale away!

Kylie said...

Count me in! I will do it all with you too if you want although I think Lisa added a 5K! You can do it!

Sally P-G said...

I wish I could say yes, but I am not a runner either! :( maybe I should make myself be one though? was that a question or a statement...I don't know :)