That is a must! Over the past two days we had bad weather. I did run on Friday but not on Saturday and Sunday. I immediately feel bad when I can’t run when I actually wanted to. Today the clouds where hanging low and it looked like rain or maybe even snow. I put on my rain proof gear and went out. I do see advantages going to run in bad weather as you can enjoy not crowded tracks. When you live in the city and you are permanently engulfed in the crowd, running in a place empty of people will bring a true value. You can de-stress from the noise and chatters of others.
This run has being great! Free of chatter, noise, crowds, cars, pollution and rain. That only started when I reached home again 🙂
It is common sense that we should be physically active three time per week (every other day) in order to stay in shape, not gaining weight, decrease stress and balance our life. And that’s what I am trying to do now. Ideal for me now is to run on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Ok that is four times – so what! I am aware and also by my own experiences in running it is not a big deal to run every day. On the other side I am amazed to find myself disputing over how many times a week I shall go running. I clearly seems to have experienced a shift in motivation.
Let me try this rhythm first and see how mind and body adjust to it.
After running two times at the start of this year I skiped running for five days and only went gaing today. Ok, I could now birng a lot of excuses such as; I was tired, bad weather, went late to bed etc. Even when one or the other point is true I try not to make excuses. Still, fact is I didn’t run for five days. I do not consider this as a breach of my New Years resolution. Anyone who is trying to bring change to his/her life knows how simple rules can be broken and it’s only you who is going to convince yourself to move forward. Also success is not meassured in short term but I’d rather look back after six months and see what I have achieved.
Today was my second day of running in 2012. It’s amazing to find myself battling habits. My mind is in a constant disput of “your body is haevy” or “you are already tired” vs. “you have to go as you look bad and running it will make you feel good”. This reminds me that I once was running with a friend wo then told me that he was avery good athlete when in College and University. Now about 5 years later when we where running together he was amazed how quickly he lost all his fitness, gained weight, slept bad and aquired all the bad living habits. That is how today I feel myself. Over the years I have lost my Energy reserves due to tough times. But I know I will get out of it. It just needs it’s time.
Nice run today – about 7 km. I feel relative good in body and mind.
The past few months and weeks have unfortunately unfolded into me gaining a lot of weight. I now have a belly that is under normal conditions not seeing on me. Over the past few years I was exposed to stress, bullying and all sorts of harrassments that makes me feel powerd out. Still I am amazed to not have fallen victim to overweight much earlier or to a much worse state. Usually I am around 82 kg but now it looks and feels like I am anywhere between 88 and 90 kg. That is definitely too much and has to be adressed otherwise it can easly get out of hands. And you all know what the consequenses will be. New year was a good time to start running again. I did neglegt this sort of activities for the last three weeks of 2011 and that has put an even heavyer toll on my body.
So here I went on the first day of 2012 – a light run around 7 km. Don’t worry I am used to run longer distances. But right now those 7 km feels like I never would have run. My legs are heavy quickly and my breath is short and my belly feels totally uncomfortable.
Let me share here a bit of my own experience how I get fit and lean again. And if you like feel free to copy my phisical activity – for your own sake.