It is hard to believe that I am even typing this post, ME the girl who took band in high school to avoid PE. The girl who swore that running is only necessary if someone had snatched my purse....
But alas, here I sit, 4 days away from my 33rd birthday telling y'all about how I keep having to grow up.
What started as a fitness train before our big trip to Hawaii has become a HABIT. A habit that makes me feel good about myself, makes me believe in myself ( because if I can do THIS , I can do anything) ... check back tomorrow and see if that is true after my speech.... but seriously.. it has oddly empowered me and I am kind of in to it. It was a chore in the beginning... and now it is something that most days I look forward to.
Once I started running more frequently and I was so proud of myself, I thought DANG that feels good.. to accomplish something I did not want to or did not think I could do. Then I started doing some other stuff I don't like to do, or kept putting off.. and I have been a machine of productiveness!
So anyway, back to the running, I thought I would talk about a few things that have helped me because I have had lots of tweets about what apps I am using etc.
Map My Run - I use this simply to keep up with my route and time and pace etc. It has an option for voice over to give you prompts as well.
RunKeeper - I like how this maps my runs and keeps a running list of the dates, times and milage for me.
Get Running is my Couch to 5K app. I am not so worried about running a 5K etc as I just enjoyed having a coach. There is a woman who will speak every now and then and tell you to run or to walk and how much time you have left etc so that you can go from walking to running and from running just a minute or 2 to running lots of minutes. This app has been a great discovery for me as I realize now that working out is not what I hate, I hate not knowing what to do, and having a coach on my iPhone is awesome!
I also just realized that the Nike+ Gps app is meant to replace the Nike Sensor but records data the same way so I downloaded it but have yet to use it.
Next Up.. PLAYLIST! I do not know how peeps run without music!
Here it Goes Again - OK GO
Bombs Over Bagdad - OutKast
Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
Run This Town - Jay-Z
Stronger - Kanye West
Who Knew - Eminem
Down - 311
Crank That - Soulja Boy
and because running makes me SOOOO hungry, like all day I can't eat enough to stay full.. which really kills the get in shape part of this, SO I have been researching foods that stay with you and this recipe is Runner's Fuel, full of protein and fiber for slow digestion!
Still working on the work out wardrobe. Do you guys have suggestions of cool apps, outfits that you like, playlists, etc? Please leave comments and let me know! I am a newbie! Thanks!