TEH PAIN AND HEALTH!?
So The last couple of days have been fairly painful. About a week ago I decided that I need to get in better shape so I started walking and jogging. At around the middle of last week I got the brilliant idea to get back into running. Friday was my second run in years, and the first time I’ve run a hill since I was 14. I’m still in a lot of pain today on Sunday, primarily in my calves and thighs. According to the training plan I’m supposed to do a light run today and I’m dreading it. I think I’m going to do it, but stop before I die as it’s supposed to be a light run. I’m hoping that if I can keep this up for a couple of weeks I’ll be back into the swing of running every day and be ready to finally drop the last couple of cigarettes that I smoke every week.
Why am I doing this? There are a couple of reasons but primarily because I want to be healthy again. It’s been a long time since I’ve been really healthy and I think the complete lack of exercise over the last couple of years have really contributed to that. The other main reason is that I want to be hot. I’m sick of having a (IMHO) decently cute face, then a beer belly to go with it. I want to walk down the street and have people look at me, and not just ignore me – to do DAMN, he’s hot... I know it’s kind of shallow, but if it helps me get into better shape then all the better!
Well, I had better go stretch and figure out what I’m doing today for a run. I’m thinking of walking up to Broadway, jogging to the end, then running down 10th to Roanoake. That gives me a decently flat run, and then a 1.8 mile cool down as I walk back.