Wasn’t it cute how I posted about running the other day? And was all funny and sarcastic about how much I hate it? Guess what wasn’t cute?
I didn’t actually run. Nope. Not even a little bit.
That is until yesterday. I finally strapped on my shoes and hit the treadmill. I really, really wanted to run outdoors, but am currently being ravaged by the disgusting air here in the Sacramento area. I have never, ever had allergies in the 21 years I’ve lived here, but apparently this is my year. Hooray.
I have to admit that I have more motivation now to lose weight. My students will be doing their standardized testing next week, and as a reward, we always do a silly assembly to reward them. I was gone last year, but this year, I was “volun-told” that I’ll be participating. And I don’t mean like supervising or something. Apparently, we’ll be doing Teacher Idol and Teacher Dance Crews. And I’ve apparently been cast as a Kitty Cat Doll (think the Pussycat Dolls, sans the P-word so that the 8th grade boys can handle it) who is going to dance and lip sync. Oh, goodie. This may come as a shocker, but I’m super, super shy. I don’t enjoy doing things like that. But, since I want a job next year, I’m not gonna argue with my principal. Don’t worry, I’m sure the evidence will be on You Tube, because that’s how my students roll.
I think you should know that I have a major treadmill fear. One of my first experiences at the gym included a man behind me falling down on the treadmill and knocking himself out. Because I am superb at worrying about things, I of course assume that the same thing will happen to me. I am good at the walking, but running makes me scared. I literally had to give myself a little pep talk. I asked myself what the worst possible thing that could happen would be. I came up with this scenario where I fell and broke my leg and couldn’t work out for weeks or even months.
Obviously, I couldn’t get started fast enough once I realized I could potentially injure myself severely. In fact, I untied one of my shoelaces to help the process.
Alas, I did not fall. But I did make it through the entire workout successfully. I decided on using the fairly well-known, Couch To 5K plan to kick-start my running. Today’s workout was pretty simple, alternating jogging and walking. I actually found myself enjoying the interval structure.
But don’t you worry. There was the profuse sweating, the ginormous hair, the heavy breathing and the general grossness. Still, I felt so, so, so good when I was done. So good, in fact, that Andrew and I went out and had a delicious sushi dinner. It was delish.