I'm a baby runner. I define that as someone who is just starting to run. Just like a baby, I'm wobbly on my feet, stumbling on my runs (hypothetically), and most importantly, crying and sobbing all the way home. Can someone call the WA-MUBLANCE?
I am now obsessed with the blog world and the blogs I do read (and LOVE) are of woman slash heroines who have just signed up for their um-teenth marathon. I, on the other hand, have yet to run a full mile without complaining of cramps or itchy butts. (Yes, my butt cheeks get itchy when I run because the blood is circulating like it's never circulated before.) Can someone, anyone please tell me they have heard or even have this?
Anywho, so why am I doing this? Why do I want to, so desperately, want to become a runner? Especially when it hurts so good? Well folks, it's the control, it's the sense of accomplishment, and it's the sheer enjoyment of knowing, I did that! I ran.
I was that girl in High School who walked the track as the PE coach yelled "RUN Joanna! RUN!" No, it wasn't because I was chattin' it up with the girls, it's because my body was telling me " For the love of PETE, stop stop stop!"
I want to show that "High School me" that I can do it. I want to go from rags to riches in a sense. I want a movie to be made about my struggles getting to the top.... ok, not really.
My Baby Runner plan: (Because you GOTSA have a plan!)
-Commit to a 3 a week training walk/run. I'll be using The infamous Couch to 5K plan.
Now to be honest with you, this has been a CHALLENGE. But If I have to train at Week 1 for more than a week, then so be it.
-On my "off days" I'll be spending some quality time with this chick. Sonic too I guess.
- I will blog my failures and successes. I think it's important to do this because I hope to have supporters who can lift me when I'm low and encourage me through it all.
Baby Runner Gear:
- Running Jackets
It's a comfy but nippy 60 Degrees when I run in the afternoons. I love my Nike sweater and can we take note to the thumb holes! GENIUS!
- Fitted Running Pants
I have a confession to make. I run with Yoga pants. I understand that the cotton doesn't absorb sweat well, and yes, I understand that they aren't meant for running, but they're cute and comfy.
I just got these yesterday though and what a difference! I lub them! Stretchy and HEY whaddya know? No itchy butt.
-A Running Buddy
I have the best running buddy a baby runner can ask for. We have tons to talk about, we push each other, we suffer and complain with each other, and we have fun. If you can get one of these, it'll be the ultimate running accessory! Thanks T!
I'll keep you posted on my progress friends!
I saw this on a tweet... "Run like you stole something." I will.
Any other Baby Runners out there? And for your Big kid runners, any tips for us NEWbies?