You’ve already heard the spiel. I hate running. I don’t want to do it. Ever.
But the thing is, if I want to continue Crossfitting (I do), especially when it’s nice out, I have to start running. Really. I have no choice. It’s either that or stop all together, which I don’t really want as an option.
After intentionally skipping Thursday’s 5k WOD, I felt kind of down. I mean, I still didn’t want to run the 5k, but I should have gone and at least tried. BUT, I have the power, now, on my days that I don’t make it in, to start running on my own terms, so when we see a mile run on the WOD it won’t be quite so intimidating. This will take a while, and I’m okay with that. I will look at this more as working on my suck list.
On Saturday, I started my informal regimen. I mapped out 1.5 miles through Washington Park on Google Maps and had at it. One minute run. One minute walk. I was able to keep this pattern up for a little more than a third of the session, and it took me about 20 minutes to complete the entire route. Not great, but not horrible, especially for a first-time.
My ultimate goal with this will be to decrease my times and up my running stamina, and to eventually not be so intimidated by Crossfit running WODs.
Wish me luck!