I enjoy working out, really, I do. I've always had gym memberships and I enjoyed lifting weights and the spinning classes. If I couldn't make it to a spin class during the week I wouldn't go to the gym. I would just spend several hours on Saturday's and Sunday's. I really didn't have a workout routine, I only went when it was convenient. I have a pretty decent drive to work so when school started I could never make it to the gym on time for spinning so I never went. I decided to stop my membership since I would only go a couple of times a month. My doctor always preaches about how important it is for me to stay in a consistent exercise routine and I hate disappointing my doctor. I know that he would not be happy if he new I only worked out on the weekends.
I love being outside and I have always been amazed at runners. (I think it started when I was in 6th grade and I had to write a paper about Jackie Joyner Kersee). How cool is it that a long distance runner can run anywhere in the world? I love watching people run the short fast races but also the marathons. It just seems like something that should be impossible to do. After telling friends and family that I want to try to be a runner (obviously not one that wins races, just one that finishes races) a lot of them would say things like "You can't run outside" or "ok, yeah, um good luck with that." Don't tell me I can't do it. That's a challenge to me. So now I'm determined to be a runner.