Make no mistake. There are stages a person goes through when they decide to run after not running in a L-O-N-G time. Can you relate?
1.The Wakeup Call
The alarm goes off. You have to convince yourself mentally that you’re investing in yourself because your body is already in pain.
2.Dressing The Part
You fight to get your workout clothes on because they don’t quite fit like they used to. You’re convinced this counts as exercise.
3.Reality Versus Imagination
In your imagination, you see yourself as “The Rock” or (fill in the blank here). Then, reality sets in, usually when you start moving.
4.You Start To Run
Once you start moving, the adrenaline begins to flow. You keep at it. You see yourself as a wild stallion crossing the plains … until…
5.Your Lungs Die
Okay, not literally. But, it sure feels like it.
6.Walking Sounds Good
You remember all those articles you read that state walking is better than running. No matter that people are running past you. You’re on your own journey.
7.That Second Wind
The second wind usually happens around the time your clothes start failing you. Your pants are falling, and your shirt keeps creeping up. But, you persevere.
8.Running Again, Sort of
Okay, you know realize that you probably would not outrun a zombie …
9.Finally, Cool Down (Read: Pass Out)
You’re done. You did it. You knew you could. You just completed a … 15-minute run.