I Wish I Could RunTwo summers ago I started kicking by butt into gear and getting out there. I started with bike rides, I could go for hours. But then I realized that things were going by too fast, that I couldn't appreciate the trails so the next summer I started to walk a lot.
I really wanted to get into running but it is difficult for me. Whenever I start I get these awful pains in my mid-abdomen, I can only run for a minute of two before I start to lose it and have to either sit or walk slowly. Last summer things started picking up, I would run for 40 steps and then walk 20 and continue until I was back home. One day I walked briskly for 30 minutes and then ran almost the entire way back, only stopping or slowing 3-4 times. When it started to hail I was able to run for much longer but I am sure that was the adrenaline of wanting to get home driving me. I was going to keep on doing that but a few days later I twisted my knee at home and tore one of my ligaments so I was done for the summer.
This summer I had hoped to start running regularly but my summer is over halfway gone and I have only gone out for a couple walks. I keep on finding reasons not to go even though I love the feel of being able to run.