Sunday, July 18, 2010


It's been a while since I ran. 
Running has never been a passion of mine.
I've always preferred a team sports than a solo one.
Running back then is mandatory coz you need to build up your stamina for
the sports that you're playing.
Over the years, I slowly piled on the unnecessary mass.
Every time I said that I'm fat, the S/O will correct me and says that I'm just out of shape. :p
This time round, I've decided that enough is ENOUGH!
I do not like being out of shape!
I do not like not having the stamina to walk up the never-ending steps to work....
I've decided, TO RUN!

It has kinda been a month and I am loving my
twice a week run after work at Fort Canning.
The thought of running used to be a CHORE but now, it's alright.
A lot of things that I've learnt too....

I have learnt that running doesn't need to look a certain way or be a certain distance
or any particular speed or duration.
This is between you and the ground you cover.
Don't take it so seriously!

If you set about the process of beginning a running program with the mentality that,
"Every step I take is better than sitting on the couch,"
then you'll probably relax about the whole thing a lot more!

I used to psyche myself out with long distance running.
If I started thinking about how far I "had to" go,
my mental state of disdain would negatively effect my physical performance.

I just started running... with no expectations.
I just focused on putting one foot in front of the other, again, then again, then again!
I learned to be in the moment, and enjoy it.

Whatever your starting point, just add a little more running to it.
For example, if you're a walker, then just add a light jog to your walk
- a few times if you feel up to it.
Jog for 30 seconds... jog for 5 minutes.
It doesn't matter how long, just give it a try.
Gradually add to the process.
You might add more jogging intervals or jog for longer periods of time.
You might turn your jogging into more running.
Whatever! No pressure!
This is supposed to be enjoyable, remember?

If you're already jogging or running, then maybe you don't need any tips at all!
Or maybe you can go farther, or faster, or experience less discomfort,
or enjoy the process more.
No pressure!

Find your comfortable place in your running style and technique,
get your breathing nice and easy, but don't forget to enjoy the surroundings! 

Now it's about time that I rope him into this routine.
Let's hope he agrees... :)

ps. Kinda happy to see the number increasing in my nuffnang :)


Anonymous said...

Hello! Good post. I don't like running either but to keep fit you must run! - Emmanuel

HE and SHE said...

Hi there, thank you for the visit! :)
I've just kinda started. Let's see how long it'll last..hehe..

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