Why can’t I get good at running? On Saturday morning, I went to the gym and ran for 60 straight minutes and I can honestly say, it wasn’t a half bad experience. So, I decided that I might consider thinking about training for a half marathon – you can tell how dedicated to this I am, huh?
Unfortunately, with a sick baby and a traveling husband, I haven’t been to the gym much this week. I went tonight and had to stop 20 minutes into my run. I was so disappointed. What happened to my newfound runner within? Why can’t I put together multiple good runs? Why can’t I “jones” to put on my Nikes and hit the pavement? Why can’t I become lean and lithe because my addiction to running is taking over my addiction to Edy’s Take the Cake ice cream and Whole Foods Chicken Salad?
I have some friends that claim they love to run. They continue to enter and complete marathons all over the country. I want to be that person… but really I’m the person that would like to sleep in and cheer them on before I enjoy a chocolate croissant and a cup of coffee in a street side cafe. Then I would do a little big city shopping and catch my aforementioned friend at the finish line.
Why, why, why can’t I be a runner?