This month I’ve gone running twice. Each time was approximately 1.5 miles round trip. I ran to the gym, did my shoulder physical therapy exercises, ran home. Um, actually jogged is probably more accurate, if you care to deliberate on such matters.
I’m not sure what I need to do to become a regular runner. You know, besides just get my butt out running. But it’s interested for me to finally realize my pattern. I’m event driven. After the Oktoberfest 1/2 marathon in Leavenworth, WA, I stopped running completely for the rest of the month. Same as I did last year, after each marathon, and after each cross country and track season in high school.
Whatever my motivations for running have been in the past, it has not been habit. I do not want to wait for the day I injure myself because I “can” push myself to a certain point, but haven’t properly trained.
I sit all day at work and I miss being strong. And in the name of no injuries and regularity, I’m running short – primarily to the gym – hoping to change a habit that I’ve had for 15 years.