Running…Why do I run anyway!?
I know its not good on my joints, and it can sometimes leave me feeling really really sore…but I don’t mind!
Running and I…we’ve always had a little love-hate relationship…but the positives FAR outweigh the negatives, so I’ll keep up our daily rendezvous :) .
There are only two activities that I am really able to reach a feeling of total body exhaustion, and that is running and swimming. Swimming was always my first love (when I was younger), but as I started moving around more for modeling, I found it difficult to keep up my pool workouts. My solution to this #whitegirlproblem…lace up my sneakers and get back to hitting the pavement!
Running, for me, is a time to decompress or reflect on things that have been on my mind. Sometimes it feels like a tornado up in my noggin, so I use my running time to think things through or work them out. I have also been really enjoying the goal aspect of my current half-marathon plan. I love looking at my training calendar and being able to cross off the day once the workout is complete! This coming weekend is my 8-miler, which is the most I’ve ever worked up to in the past. Once I get that run under my belt I’ll be chartering unfamiliar territory…BRING IT ON!!!
Now, running certainly serves me in many fabulous ways (can I get an AMEN for strong runner’s legs!?), but there is also a key component to my method that may come as a surprise (to those who don’t already know my dirty little secret!)…I listen to HIP HOP yo! My running time is also my music time…I like to think of it as juicing up my white girl swag-o-meter!
There will certainly have to be another post in the near future about the evolution of my adoration for hip hop…but for now I’ll just say that there really isn’t a beat from that genre that I haven’t liked (and for my runs…the more Dirty Atlanta the better!). Try working out your problems while running to DMX or Luda…ain’t nobody messing with you after that sweat sesh ;).
For now I leave you with this…I’ve got a ‘lil 4-miler to fit in before I tackle my day…and 2 Chainz is calling my name…
You DO NOT say NO to 2 Chainz ;)