June 15, 2012

The Things I Know About Running

I know that running has been a great way for me to get myself active and on the path to a fitter and healthier me.

I know that after the first few weeks of making time to go for a run, it actually turned out to be a lot easier than what I expected.  That is not to say it has all been easy but it most certainly has been rewarding and something I want to do for the rest of my life.

I know that until recently I have never really though of myself as a runner as such.  And while I will not ever be likely to run quite as well as these guys
I know that is ok.  I can proudly say I can manage to slowly run for thirty minutes.  In fact thirty minutes is no longer enough.  Since completing my couch to 5km training a few weeks ago I have been feeling the urge to do a bit more.

I know I really enjoyed completing Day 2 Week 1 of my new running app.  Bridge to 10k.  I wasn't joking when I said that the 5km was no longer enough.  This week consists of four ten minute runs with a one minute break in between.  Including the five minute warm up and cool down I am active for around fifty minutes and traveling around 6.5km.  I know I feel like a super star!

I know that if I go too long between runs I get grouchy and grumpy.  Little things that shouldn't bother me do start to do so.  Which then of course leads to big things that tend to get blown up even bigger and before you know it there has been an explosion of epic proportions leaving us all worse for wear.

I know that I kinda like saying I am addicted to running, since you know it is so healthy and all, but I feel a little pretentious doing so.  After all I am still such a newbie that sometimes I wonder if I really should even call what I do running.  (If anyone knows of the speed that signifies the start of running rather than jogging or even walking, please let me know)

I know that being able to notice a difference in my appearance has made me want to run more.  It has also made me just a little more conscious about how I fuel my body and what I put into it.  All of which can only lead to more good.

And the final thing I know this week is that I love being able to link this post up to so many fabulous link ups

@ Singular Insanity

@ With Some Grace


  1. I was running 3 times a week until we moved house..really need to get my A into G.. I miss it!

  2. Hey Hey! Thanks for ranking #teamfriday first!!

    This is so so great! Once upon a time I was a runner and this post has made me realise I will be again. Finally feeling well enough to start thinking about it - and then I will need to get on and DO IT!

    Well done on your efforts, small steps over and over get you to where you want to go! I am loving that C5K app... So easy to manage!

  3. It sounds like you are well and truly a runner!!!! I was nodding my head with you on all of your points, especially getting grouchy waving it too long between runs :)

  4. Awesome stuff! I run on average 20 kms a week - breaking it up over 3 to 4 runs. I used to hate it. Just couldn't get a knack for it. Now it's just an important part of my exercise, fitness and wellbeing regime.
    Keep it up! Maybe it's time to up the ante and do a fun run ? :)

  5. What I know about running? That I tried and failed at it! LOL

  6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post because it is one that I could have written !!!! I am also a newbie and have just started running (well a few months ago). I recently ran the 4km Mothers Day Classic and have entered the Gold Coast 10km race on 30 June. I think I am more of a plodder than a runner and would be really interested to find out when jogging becomes running !!
    Have the best weekend and wishing you miles and miles of happy running.

  7. Oh very good, inspiring. I did the C25K and found it fab last year. Then jiggered my knee and have just started a bit of jogging again on a running machine. Have a long way to go, and am not in a hurry. But I do love reading posts on running from others. Love Team Friday!!