Friday, May 9, 2008

run, run, run!

I'm not a runner. I don't like running just for running. I know it's an easy way to get exercise, but I sincerely struggle to find joy in it. (NOTE: I absolutely love the cool down and stretching afterward, but the work in the middle is not enjoyable for me.) But I do it--because of the principle of "good health" (and the stretching afterward).

However, since last night, the scales have started tipping in favor of more running.

I played frisbee in the Utah County Frisbee League (I think that's the official title) for the first time last night. It was fun...but intense. Man-to-man defense killed me. I was breathing heavy and hard after two rotations--and that was just barely into the game.

So I decided I need to take this conditioning-by-running thing seriously. And I found a great tool to help me out: At this lovely site you can plug in your own route and see how many miles it is. I was pretty happy to see I was at least covering 1.5 miles on my runs around the neighborhood (yes, that is good for me), but I was also able to see that a few of my longer runs have covered 2.5 miles (again, not a lot compared to some people, but good for me).

Here's to shedding a few fat pounds (while hopefully adding some muscle pounds)--and being able to not pass out on the frisbee field!

1 comment:

j cubed said...

I absolutely agree with you Tricia!