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.