In my quest to get into better shape than I am now, I headed out to the mall last week to buy a pair of running shoes. I haven’t bought a pair of running shoes in…a very long time. And because I’m incredibly indecisive when it comes to shopping (I think I’m that rare girl who hates shopping unless I know exactly what I want..I abhor browsing, especially in a mall) I spent an hour looking at and trying on shoes, narrowed it down to two pairs with the help of an informative sales associate…and then left the mall empty handed. Ugh. But by the time I got home I had all but made up my mind. And after doing some google research I decided to go with my first choice – the ASICS (I switched out the ribbon laces to regular black laces included in the box). Then today, I went to the gym. I got a free 7-day pass and immediately hopped on an elliptical machine and ran. Just ran.
I decided to ease back into the gym by keeping it simple. Just running. For 40 min. And as much as I hate running, it felt good. Really good. To just run. And to feel my heart going. To feel my body temperature rise and the sweat run down my back. To push myself. And then pace myself. I felt like I could just keep running…
Who knows. Maybe I’ll become someone who actually likes to run.
// Are any of you runners? How’d you get into it? Or are any of you also trying to get into better shape? Feel free to share any tips or resources that you’ve found helpful or inspiring.