I run for several reasons. My primary reason is that I am joining the Royal Navy, so I run 2.4k every day (1.5 miles) so that I can pass my fitness test for my recruitment process.
And I like to stay fit and healthy.
My ankle has taken a beating though the last week, so I have been out for a while! Eek!
I don't like when I can't run. But I packed my kit today and off I go on my lunch break.
I'm lucky that the gym is 2 minutes away from my work.
I run because I leave for basic training in 3 months surprised I have to be able to run 1.5 miles in 14:21. Doesn't seem like a lot for most people but I was never physically active before so I am slowly working on it. I hate it while I am doing it, and sometimes dread going to workout, but I always feel good after I run. More so than just cycling or the elliptical.
- because it help me keep away from going postal. I am, to a great extension, an escapist, so whenever I feel like depression or anxiety are creeping around the corner, I go for an extra run, imagining that I'm literally running away from my problems. smile
- because it's fun.
- because it keeps me fit. I broke my ankle some years ago, and it still starts hurting quickly enough to prevent me from longer runs, but I still get enough exercise. And running really is one of the best things to reduce belly fat! 3nodding
I've never been much for running, especially when I was a kid and my asthma was out of control.
Now that I'm older and work a moderately intensive physical job, I'm more interested in challenging myself and pushing my limits.
I've always enjoyed walking because it was nice to slip away from everything and just feel my body moving but now it's more about how fast I can go and the wonderful feeling of accomplishment when I see just how far I've gone in a certain amount of time.
My goal this year is to participate in a 5k marathon. smile
When I first decided to start running, it was only meant to be for health reasons, and honestly I thought it'd be a huge, boring chore. But now it's the main thing keeping me from going crazy. It's so much fun?? and a ginormous stress relief.
Also that zombies, run! app? Crazy fun to have going during a run, and sometimes I'll run more than I would have otherwise, just so I can pick up more supplies for my base or hear more of the story.
I started running just recently, about a year and a half ago. I realized that it was the easiest way to keep my lungs clear from my asthma. Also turned out to be a great stress reliever, I just love it. heart
I jog 2 miles, too. I think that's good enough for now. The reason why I jog is because I want to be healthy. I started off as so.
0.5 miles - 2,640 ft.; 805 m. 0.6 miles - 3,168 ft.; 965 m. 1 mile - 5,280 ft.; 1,609 m. 1.4 miles - 7,392 ft.; 2,253 m. 1.6 miles - 8,448 ft.; 2,574 m. 1.7 miles - 8,976 ft.; 2,735 m. 2 miles - 10,560 ft.; 3,218 m.
After the 1.7 mile jog, I thought that day I could have gone 2 miles. So the next day I went 2 miles. I was happy with myself for reaching my goal.