[Bonus Post] Exercise is Awful
I know it's so negative, but I hate running (clearly Bird agrees with me). I've had exercise-induced asthma since I was young which makes any kind of long-term cardio extra difficult. In addition to my hatred of cardio, I also hate feeling bloated and out of shape...so you can see I have some workout related issues for sure. Of course, I know it's good for me, but the motivation isn't always there. Harley is extremely into working out, and extremely into encouraging others to work out. Sometimes that can be frustrating, but overall I'm thankful to have a person to keep me on track! I think he's happy to have a "project" (aka me) to whip into shape.
To keep us (me) motivated, we've signed up for the mildest of 5K's that exists: A Color Run. Of course, a 5k is only 3.2 miles, but for someone who has never run a mile without taking a walking break, there's a good chance I'd walk off the course if left to my own devices. So we're starting small, by run/walking a mile (almost) each day!
So far, we've cut FOUR minutes off of our mile, and I'm running a sub-ten minute mile for the first time in my life. I still have to take walking breaks, but much less frequently than before. Eventually we'll start adding more distance, but I wanted to start as slowly as Harley would let me.
I don't know if I'll ever be able to run a 5k without walking, but I have faith that with some practice I'll at least be able to cut some major minutes off of my usual speed and not pass out from exhaustion. It's also exciting to be on a real workout plan for the first time ever, instead of just going to the gym and doing whatever. I don't see myself ever becoming a fitness enthusiast, but maybe by October I'll at least start enjoying myself.