One particular experience was when my team did a stationary cycling challenge. We were to see how far we could bike in just 30 minutes. Not only were the seats almost unbearably uncomfortable, but I had never really cycled before. I spun and spun, never stopping, but several times my eyes welled with tears because I felt like I was going to die. I was in so much physical pain I felt like I could never make it 30 minutes. With the help of enthusiastic teammates and my own pride, I did it. (P.S. I don't ever want to participate in a cycling class again!)
I didn't want to let go of my special place even though I knew I had to since soon neither of us would be students. The rebel in me asked if my ID would work once Mr Medic graduated, and they assumed that it might for a while. Rather than be thoroughly embarrassed trying and get turned away like a criminal, I decided to go for a run OUTSIDE!
The last time I ran outside was years ago. I decided the same night of a 5K that I would run it, without previous training. (Don't laugh, I need training for even that short of a distance)
Todays run was like a double edge sword. I made a lot of mistakes that I will hopefully learn from, and there was definitely some greatness that came from it too!
- While the rest of me was ok temperature wise, my hands were pretty cold
- Exercise induced asthma is way worse in the cold (I forgot since the gym isn't usually cold)
- I need more music
- Running against the wind slows my pace considerably...I may as well have been walking!
- I wish my ipod was an iphone so I didn't have to also carry a phone for safety. There's nowhere to put that thing except in the bra (sorry TMI)
- Despite all the setbacks, I ran that mile faster than I ever do on the track. I think it's quite nice to have something up ahead that you can tell yourself "I can totally go to that point!" Then as you near that goal, you can look ahead and say "I can make it there too!"
|My PR for the mile! hahaha|
Although I do not ever intend on becoming a running pro I would like any tips on making things go a little smoother, so please share. Thank you much!