I miss running. There, I said it. I get like this every now and again. I run and run and run, all the while realizing how much I have a love/hate relationship with running. The fresh air, the open road, the hurts-so-good pain is even with the slowness in which I run, the pain at the end, the not so ideal weather conditions. When I was running regularly, I would actually say out loud, while I ran, "I HATE RUNNING."
And now I miss it. I've been tossing around the idea of quitting the gym (that phrase will always make me think of Friends). Our gym is really small with just cardio machines and weights. I'm too lazy to use weights regularly so I spend an hour on the bike or the elliptical (sometimes the treadmill) and then go home. For the most part, I go 5 times a week but it really isn't worth the money. If I ran outside and use the weight rack my husband is planning on buying, I'd be set-for free.
The winter months may present a challenge but I think I need to push myself to find creative ways to exercise without a gym membership. Workout dvd's or exercises that I find on Pinterest can provide a substitute.
Friday morning, I completed a 3 mile run/walk. 4 minutes run, 2 minutes walk. Today I am going to drop my car off to get the oil changed and either run to the gym and workout or simply run around the neighborhood. I want to get my running legs back in gear.
No matter how much I say I hate running, being able to walk out the door and just GO is a freeing feeling. And I miss it!