I began running in January when I started my weight loss journey. I started out with the Couch to 5K app while also using the Nike+ app. I found that they were really helpful in getting started. I liked the couching that the apps provided because I had no idea what I was doing. I was lacking confidence in my ability to run.
I took a break from running in the spring and attended various workout classes at my local gym. I enjoy the structure of classes and felt really good about my results.
Over the summer I wanted to run but did not want to choke on the humidity. I also found it challenging to find time to go to the gym. I had time to go after work but by that time in the day I just wanted to go home to my family. I am not a morning person so working out in the morning was a big challenge for me because I would rather sleep.
The biggest challenge for me is taking rest days. If I feel like my body is sore, I still really want to run and then I will think about it all day long even when I am giving my body a rest. I think my fear is that if I don't run every day I won't pick it back up the next day. I am learning to let go of the pressure I put on myself and just enjoy the runs for what they are.
Do you run?