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I think I'm hooked on running!

Bike Chick2010-07-09 04:24:07 +0000 #1
I finished my first half-marathon last week. The time wasn't impressive (2:47) but I did it and had a blast doing it. I'm planning my second one in December.

During the last month of training, I was sick of running and had decided that after this was over, the furthest distance I would ever run would be a 5k. The training was grueling and something new hurt every time I ran. I was pretty grumpy actually and couldn't wait to get it over with.

I took last week off to recover and was quite surprised by how much I missed my runs. I have a sedentary job that has been very stressful lately. I found that the stress really got to me more this week than usual and by Thursday and Friday, I was short-tempered, edgy and had a pissy attitude--which is quite uncharacteristic for me; I'm usually the one that looks on the bright side and let's things roll off my back. I'm convinced it was because I wasn't running. I had no outlet to release my stress and I needed my fix.

Who would've thought? Do I need an intervention? I think I'm addicted!!


colby2010-07-09 04:38:40 +0000 #2
I know how you feel. If you need an intervention, so do I. I have a serious love-hate relationship with running. Maybe because cycling comes easier or more naturally I don't have the same "hate" for it, but with running it feels like I have to work so hard... maybe that's why the "reward" is so great, too.
OakLeaf2010-07-09 04:35:28 +0000 #3
Ha. I tell people it's like hitting myself in the head with a hammer ... it feels so good when I stop.

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