I hate them.
But it’s not just about the sweat. My biggest fear going into the Couch to 5k program was that people were going to see me run. It’s not easy for me. Nothing about it is graceful. I was calculating the odds that my neighbors would pool their resources to buy me a treadmill so no one would ever again have to watch the akward that is Emily plodding up and down the street. Especially when Emily has to pick her shorts out of her crotch because they won’t. quit. riding. up. (My apologies to the guy in the stupid Escalade, but yes it had to be done. And yes it had to be done right then.)
Also, I’m waiting somewhat impatiently for an armband for my iPod. (I thought I’d save a few bucks by ordering one online.) So there I was after work yesterday. Determined to get back to my interval training but minus a running buddy and in desperate need of a Couch to 5k podcast to keep me on track. So what could I do but shove a 30 GB iPod video down my sports bra? I did a few jumping jacks in the living room, and when it didn’t come flying out, I took off down the street.
The bad news is I made running look painful. The good news is that I finished without hurting my knees.
Who knows? Maybe one day I’ll make running look easy.