Notice how the words in the first part of the title begin with uppercase letters until the end? That is how I feel about jogging which I have been contemplating for the past 6 months (it’s really been a year but that sounds pitiful). There is something that keeps telling me to go out there and do it but for some reason I can come up with every excuse in the world. Here are some of the runners-up:
1. I will look like a fool
2. I will have an asthma attack ( haven’t had one since kindergarten)
3. I am deathly afraid of wildlife (I am originally from NYC so all animals are considered wildlife) especially deer, raccoons, foxes, snakes, possums, etc
4. I do not have the right gear nor can I afford it at the present time
And the grand prize winner of all my excuses:
It’s bad on the knees (this is the only one that is supported by some scientific research…i think)
Anyway at some point, and it has to be soon because I have been eating a lot better and trying to make my health my priority, I will have to try it. And by try, I mean actually commit to a running routine for at least a few months (hopefully it will turn into a lifestyle change). I have seen the benefits in some of my close friends and co-workers. They dropped a lot of weight and handle stress a lot better. They also are eating healthy and feel sick when they can’t run/jog (at first I rolled my eyes when they said this).
So, I will let you know how this pans out and when I actually start. I’ve decided to try the couch-to-5K program and continue to eat healthy. My goal is to be healthy, lose weight, stress less, and live long.
Below is a picture of how I think I will look and then one of how I would like to look: