Do I have never been a runner. I used to loathe running like no other. In elementary school, I used to wish I had asthma just so I wouldn’t have to run. Also, we had to run every a distance depending on your grade, 6th grade was a mile, that the teacher called the long run. We called it the long walk. In high school, I picked a PE class where there wouldn’t be a lot of running, Net Sports (which was volleyball, badminton, and tennis).
Before recently, I had only ever run a mile straight once. That was in college and only cause I had my friend next to me the entire time encouraging me. I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but at one point since graduating college, I have decided that I want to be able to run a 5k.
In 2009, I decided to do the couch to 5k program. I lasted a week and half. But I had a good reason. There was a creepy guy I talked to one day and so then after that I didn’t want to run into him again so I didn’t go to the gym.
A couple months ago while waiting for yoga class, I was on the treadmill and set it to –3 incline and was able to run a mile. I was so excited since I hadn’t been running or anything. So now I am working my way up to 0 incline and beyond. I was able to do a modified version of Iowa Girl Eats run. I used my negative incline, slowed it down, and did it half the time. But I was able to run 30 minutes straight, 2.5 miles. It was amazing