The Art of Running

I finally did it. I went for a run yesterday whilst listening to a fitness playlist. (Usually I only listen to that playlist when cooking breakfast or doing my laundry, so I take this as a big win in my life.)

I had been lying around all day, studying (ahem) and it was late afternoon when I decided I had to get up and do something. So I did.

I went for a run.

I have an app to help me do this. It tells you when to walk and when to run, so you get your rest without slacking. It also told me when I was halfway, which you’d think should motivate you, but it made me want to throw my iPod into the bush land and run to my bed, where I would proceed to take a nap, wake up, then have a hot shower, and then go and have another nap.

But I finished. It was a nice, half-hour run (with walking in between the running) and I felt good when it was finished. Like I had finally done something good for me.

I go through running phases. At the start of the year I was good with the running thing, but since the weather has cooled down I haven’t really been outside. But I went outside and I went for a run and it was really good.

I don’t feel good right now. My legs hurt. So does my abdomen, because I was feeling all motivated and ready to get my act together, so I did all of these exercises before I went for the run. I’m beginning to regret that 1 minute plank, especially when I have to walk up and down the stairs.

I also ate numerous brownies last night, but then I wore a passionfruit face mask which counteracted the brownies, because the passionfruit totally absorbed into my skin and made the brownie calories not count. Right?

Seriously though, my running playlist is awesome. It got me totally into it, and I was feeling good. The beats made running easier and motivated me to keep going. It’s easier to walk if you pretend you’re in a music video *cough* not that I would know.

But I’m encouraging you campers to go out and do that thing. Starting is the hardest part. (I know this because I have to start my assignment, and instead of doing so I’m writing my blog post for the day earlier than usual *cue nervous laughter*)

I hope you’re having a good day, campers.

Sarah xx

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