Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What's Your Jam?

This morning I am definitely tired after my little run. My body isn't hurting, but I can tell that my body was worked. It's a great feeling isn't? To know that your effort towards running is affecting your body. Even though I am slightly tired I feel ready to take on another run today!

I think I will try the treadmill again today because I have a busy schedule on MWF and it just seems more convenient for my schedule today. Does anyone else feel this way sometimes? That they run on a treadmill instead of outside or on a track because of the convenience of it at the time?

Today I want to add a little beat to my step so....what are your favorite songs to run to? Send me a list I would love to hear what you guys listen to!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Day 2: First Step

I ran for the first time today for 10 minutes which was approximately 1 mile on the treadmill. I don't think I did too shabby if I do say so myself. I don't know if I particularly like the treadmill though. I didn't run with music instead I ran with thoughts. I noticed I zoned out a bit every once in a while because I can't recall anything I was thinking about in particular. I do know that in the last few minutes I started counted my steps as if I had OCD. I also tried focusing on a fixed point as well for a period of time that seemed to help for a bit. It allowed me to get into a steady pace and rhythm. An hour or so after running I felt better. My body in general feels better and I feel like I accomplished something today. Let's hope this feeling continues! But for now lets see what tomorrow brings. It's suppose to rain so i wonder if this will affect my attitude/mood and/or self-discipline toward running tomorrow? I don't we'll have to wait and see....

What are your thoughts on treadmills vs a track or the outdoors?

Monday, February 27, 2012

Running Here I Come!

Today is the day that I will start becoming a runner! For my thirty day immersion study I will be working to build a habit of running so that I may use running as a coping strategy for stress and other factors. I've always admired habitual runners so I decided I to become one! During this thirty day process I want to better understand what goes on in the mind of a runner and how self-discipline plays a role in creating a habitual runner. At the end of this thirty day immersion study I hope to have establish a running habit of my own to not only better my mind, but to better my health as well. I will be posting my progress throughout my journey, what I feel, what I think, and if/how running is affecting me. I would love for you to follow in my progress and experience my journey with me. Let me know what you think, if you have questions, or if you want to add some thoughts to my study. Now lets go out and run!!