Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I can't help but run.

I go through phases.

A running phase.

A kick-boxing phase.

Aerobics phase.

Jillian Michaels phase.

P90X phase.

I always come back to running.

It is the most difficult for me and you know my issues with challenges. Bring 'em on.

I find that running, when I do it consistently, is the quickest way for me to drop a few pounds and I feel more empowered when I've finished a run.

Shoot. When I wanted to drop some pounds before my wedding, I ran every day and I did drop a size and had to have my dress taken in. I'm sure it was the running and not my daily diet of one pack of Ramen noodles, a few saltines, and a bean burrito (79 cents back then).

Well, I'm at it again ... trying to get my endurance back after my lack of running since the fall. That's when I started P90X. And, we all know how well that worked. Results definitely vary. My results were nil.

I can run the two miles. No problem.

Now, I've got to get back up to the three.

And, one day ... just one day ... 13.

A girl can dream.

But, I have a feeling my orthopedic surgeon would advise against it. Ugh ... these stupid knees. (I thought I would be a professional dancer or cheerleader. Stupid. Should have done tons less jumping. And, "professional cheerleader?" Is that even a job? Stupid youth.)

Whatever.

Without my iPod, I could not run. Could. Not.

The playlist makes all the difference. It really does.

Here are the songs that really get me moving right now.






And this because I like to reminisce ... Ahh ... Me and New York ...



10 Comments:

sara said...

I can't run any more...bad hip. But I can do it vicariously through you younguns!!! I have GOT to get back into my exercise routine...the holidays always kill it.

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

Maybe THAT'S my problem..I just watch TV when I 'run'...maybe I need tunes.....

Amy@My Front Porch said...

I *wish* I liked to run...but I hate it. You're right though, there's really nothing like it for losing weight. Every single person I know that is a runner is also a stick.

Amy@My Front Porch said...

I *wish* I liked to run...but I hate it. You're right though, there's really nothing like it for losing weight. Every single person I know that is a runner is also a stick.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

I have just since the first of December (what?) started working out again, (I know, WHO STARTS working out weeks before Christmas?!)

Anyway, I am SER.I.OUS.LY struggling with the playlist. I can't find a happy place! Thank you for posting yours...I NEEDED some ideas! :-)

The Hat Chick said...

I don't run, but I do walk. I can't walk without my ipod. I have to have music with a beat that I can keep pace with....I even get a little dance-y on the walking path (yes, people look at me like I'm crazy). Thanks for some good tunes.

thedomesticfringe said...

I need an ipod. Maybe then I will run.

-FringeGirl

Jeanette said...

I just finished a 6 week walk to run program and was able to run 20 minutes on my treadmill on Saturday. I'll be doing the same again tomorrow. I don't run outside because I am the only one that should she my fat flying :}

I don't love running but it is a quick way to drop those extra pounds.

Get back at it girl, you can do it :}

H-Mama said...

You're right... cardio and music go hand in hand! I probably wouldn't push myself as hard without it. Just being honest. ;)

Tammy said...

I have never been a runner and don't desire to be. But probably should be. I don't stick to any one exercise routing which is probably why I can't get rid of this last 10 pounds.

One of my fav CD's to walk to is David Crowder's "Sunsets and Sushi".