A couple of days ago I blogged about getting into exercise. One of the things I have been doing is going for a jog.
I want to be the kind of person how loves going for a run. and I want to look good doing it.
I go through phases with it and it is normally wanting some exercise to help with weight loss which makes me start going.
But I’m not very good. Once I am out I enjoy it, but I don’t seem to have the motivation to go as often as I would like, and once I am out I don’t really think I push myself to go further or go quicker.
I change my mind constantly about whether I would rather work on my distance or my speed. I just can’t decide!…but I don’t do both!
Although I do other bits of exercise here and there as well, I like ‘running’ as I get a sweat on and it makes me feel I am actually working!
Recently I have been going about 3 mornings a week and I have 2 little circuits I do. One is 3 miles and the other is only 2 miles.
I generally feel good that I have done it – but is running these distances actually achieving anything? Can a 3 mile steady jog even be classed as ‘going for a run?’
Are there any runners out there who can offer advice? I think if I had a goal I would be more motivated but I’m not sure what kind of goal to set? Should I aim to go further first? or aim to do what I am already doing but get quicker?
To help me get into it a bit more to help me keep it up I have signed up to do the Canon Hill Park 5k Race for Life…is anyone else doing this one?