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My Long Running Aversion

I have a confession to make…. I hate running.

I love the idea of running, the dream of running, preparing to start running; it’s just the act itself that I have an aversion to.

“So why bother?” I hear you say. Well, it ties into my plan to stay fit while travelling around Australia.

Just imagine a long, white, sandy stretch of beach, no people around, the sun barely risen, the water is calm and there I am running along it. Ipod on, hot little running shorts and I’m leaving a trail of running prints along to the smooth sand, not a care in the world.

Since I don’t actually like running; but, I want to run like this on holidays, I need to get started now so I’m a pro by the time we leave.

This is a list of the things I have done to prepare and plan for my running regime.

  1. I’ve quit my job so I have no money to pay for a gym membership (not the main reason for quitting)
  2. I’ve started a Pinterest board of running and exercise inspirations
  3. I have a running plan
  4. I’ve been on ebay and bought some new running clothes
  5. I’ve been on ebay for a sweat band, found they were to expensive so I’ve decided to make my own out of old shirts
  6. I’ve been on ebay and bought an ipod arm holder
  7. I have earphones that hook on my ears so they won’t fall out while I’m running
  8. I have scoped out the surrounding area so I know where I want to run
  9. I made friends with runners – I hope the motivation will rub off
  10. Created my running play list:
  1. Beautiful people – Chris Brown
  2. Black & Gold – Sam Sparrow
  3. Burn it to the ground – Nickelback
  4. Drop Dead Gorgeous – Republica
  5. End over End – Foo Fighters
  6. Fake It – Seether
  7. Get Shaky – The Ian Carey Project
  8. Headstrong – Trapt
  9. Hold me, Thrill me, Kiss me, Kill me – U2
  10. I Gotta Feeling – Black eyed peas
  11. If I cant have you – Kelly Clarkson
  12. Just a Girl – No Doubt
  13. Lonely Boy – The Black Keys
  14. Promises – Nero
  15. Ready to go – Republica
  16. S.E.X – Nickelback
  17. S&M – Rihanna
  18. Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
  19. Sexy and I know It – LMFAO
  20. She wants more – N.E.R.D
  21. Undisclosed Desires – Muse
  22. When Love takes over – David Guetta
  23. With Every Heart Beat – Robyn

Procrastinate much?

So now I’m at the point where I will actually need to start running. I’ve put it off long enough. Tomorrow is the day I go on my first run and you can hold me to that!

This is how I want to look when I run!