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I’m not really a runner.

I decided to try the Couch to 5k program for a challenge. Motivation comes easier with a plan and a goal. The Ease into 5k app helps. It costs less than a frappuccino and is worth every penny.

I’m not really a runner.

I knew I would get to the point where I needed new shoes. It happened at week three. I woke up, got out of bed, and the balls of my feet didn’t like being on the floor. I was surprised. I thought it would be my arches to go first.

I’m not really a runner.

I was nervous about buying running shoes. They imply commitment. They make a statement. (They cost more than 30 frappuccinos!)

I’m not really a runner.

I asked the girl if there was anything I needed to know about breaking them in. “Just don’t go like eight miles the first time you wear them.” She was being serious. Did she miss the part about Couch to 5k?

I’m not really a runner.

Yesterday I completed week four. My feet feel awesome. There were times where I ran for six minutes. Six minutes! I’m not sure why I’m so surprised by my success.

Maybe it’s because I think I’m not really a runner?

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4 Responses to struggling with my inner voice

  1. chris tamburello says:

    Good for you! Sounds like a great idea.

  2. Sarah m says:

    You can do it, Julie. If I could barely finish a mile without feeling like I was going to get sick, to running 3-4 miles, 4 times a week you can totally do it! Running on a treadmill (what I did back in highschool for years ) is WAYYY less fun than actually running outside and then tracking your distance.
    Sarah M

  3. Wendy says:

    I was absolutely NOT a runner when I started. In fact, most days I still have to really work to BE a runner. But I love it. I makes me really sweat and feel like I’ve accomplished something.

    You bought the shoes, you stuck to a program, you ran SIX minutes! You are totally a runner!!

  4. Amy* says:

    GO YOU!!
    New shoes=you are OFFICIALLY a runner! :)
    What a wonderful accomplishment! Can wait to see you in the 5k marathon… I will be cheering you on… from my couch- I am NOT a runner! ;)