Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Frantic Displacement Activity?

I am sitting at my desk and fantasizing. Not about vegging on the couch, watching movies, writing, eating ice cream, or drinking an amazing wine, but about exercising. Specifically, running. I hate running. I have exercise-induced asthma, I have flat feet, and I get side stitches. I also have crippling childhood memories of forced running in gym class. Everybody else would be done, and I would still be puffing through my ten-and-a-half-minute mile. There are old ladies who can walk faster than that.

Nevertheless, I'm really really wishing it weren't 20 degrees out and/or that I had a treadmill.


Nikki said...

I have the same memories of being forced to run in gym. I hated it! I've been using the C25K (Couch to 5K) app on my iPod Touch and have been walking/jogging 4 miles 4-5 days a week.

Laura said...

I just downloaded that app last night! A friend signed up for the facebook group, so I was curious.

But that's so awesome--good for you! I've been alternating yoga (Ashtanga, which is intense) and faux rope jumping. ("faux," because indoors, I can't swing the rope without hitting anything.) As Coach Nicole says at, "you can burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time."