Sunday, 10 April 2011

A new goal for myself.

Guys, I feel fat.

People really don't lie when they say first-years gain the Freshman 15 and I have decided that I can't stand it anymore! From all the sitting, typing, annoying people for interviews, writing, and studying, I no longer have any time to do anything active anymore!!!

So I've had a realization.  I am going to go for a run every day or two days if it's possible.  When the summer starts, I will run every day. 

It's not that this is an impossible goal because I did run competitively for the last three years.   I won't say that I'm the fastest runner, but I certainly remember working my butt off two to three times a week running around in circles at different distances that had to be under a certain time.

500m breakdowns, 300mx6, 200x6, 300x150x150 x 2, 200m x 12, and so on and so on.  The track was my pretty much my third home.  

I know those just look like numbers to you, but trust me...they were quite killer.  I remember going to the track scared because I didn't know whether the workout was going to be tough or "easy".  But whatever the workout was, I did it anyways.  I got through it with the help from my teammates, coach and that stupid voice at the back of my head telling me I would regret it if I gave up.  

But with working out also came with competing and I miss the meets and the thrill of competing the most.  Yes, I never came in first on my own, but I do remember winning a a couple of medals, t-shirts and ribbons from the good races I had.  I miss the teamwork that comes with relay races and the encouragement from my teammates while I ran my leg of the 4x400m race.

Really, I should have cherished those memories more.  Because now that I'm here in university, I feel like a fat...lack of a better word...bum all the time! 

Thus, I have decided to run a road race or at least try to enter one.  By doing so, I will force myself to work out and run to gain back the body I used to have. 

P.S. It's not that I'm fat. It's just that I feel fat.

And just to amuse you all, here are some pictures of me running back in the day. 

 Running faces are never attractive FYI.
 I stole the picture, if you haven't noticed.

1 comment:

  1. woohoo! goooo sam :)
    haha, when you mentioned how running faces aren't the most attractive faces in the world, i thought of some of the figure skating ones i've seen :P

    like here: