The exercise I love to hate
I’ve admitted it before, and I’ll admit it again: I hate sweating. No, seriously. I very, very much hate it.
But, I know that sweating creates results that I like. I feel better. The endorphins start working. I look better. I have more energy. I feel empowered.
There’s one particular exercise that I hate the most but that gives me the most satisfaction when I’m done.
You may have read my other posts about how I feel about running. One time, I ran a 5k just to have cake at the end. The goal was to run the ENTIRE race without stopping to walk. There were moments when I just knew I was going to quit. I’d never run a full 3.1 miles non-stop.
When I crossed that finish line and knew I had accomplished this, I was high on life. I immediately texted friends who knew what a struggle this had been.
And yes, I bought a cake. A luxurious, disgusting, fattening cake. And it was delicious.
Since then, I’ve taken up running again here and there. I had to stop when I was pregnant with Flash, but picked it up during my bootcamp.
Last I tried, I could do a 10 minute mile. From what I understand, that’s pretty good.
This year, I have a goal of participating in 14 races. I will only probably attempt 5ks this year. We’ll see what next year might bring.
I’ve already found some 5ks for February, but I can’t seem to find any in my area for January — traveling for me is limited with the baby and such.
What is your favorite exercise? Is there one you also love to hate?exercise, health, mamavation, running