I’ve always been a swimmer or a biker. The thought of “going for a run” was absurd to me. Then this year I got talking to a few of my friends who are avid runners…and suddenly I started thinking about it differently. I mean, I walk 35 minutes each way to and from work with Whiskey. I should be able to do this.
One of the big reasons that I hate running (aside from during sports), was that the few times I’ve been made to do it, I have done too much too soon, get a cramp, hurt the next day and think “Enough of this!”. So when my friends started talking about doing interval training and starting out slow and work up to doing 5km, I was intrigued. Thus began my running regime. I’m following the plan called Couch to 5km, and at two weeks in, its been better than I thought it would be. I feel energized and motivated to keep going!
I think its the turret and covered porch that get me most. I was recently at a friend’s parents’ house and their mother was telling me that she regretted building a house with a turret because its hard to furnish. They doesn’t deter me in the slightest. I’d find a way to decorate it just to have it.