You can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man!
This week was the week I took running seriously.
The Story of How I Started Running.
It began with a gym-crazed classmate, Dominic.
He practically pestered everyone to go workout. Being in the same clique, I, being the type to be easily influenced gave in with alot of encouragement from Qimin and Mr. Wonderful. (It was around the time Mr. Wonderful enlisted for NS and I found myself alot of free time)
What was my first time like in the gym?? I have a phobia of the gym you see so I was self-concious, afraid and (insert negative verb here).
It helped out alot that I was with friends. It made things so much more enjoyable. :D
Gradually I moved from the stationary bike to threadmills and soon I started experimenting with the various now not-so-scary looking equipments.
And with Dominic's endless prattle bout working out, nutrition and etc, I began to become aware of how I should train and feed my body. (Complete fail when it comes to feeding my body. I love eating too much)
There were weeks that I did not go for a workout and there were weeks that I went even on days we're not suppose to work out.(Bad idea, injured myself.)
So this went on for months, what started out as a social and "what the heck lets do it for fun" activity I began to take it more seriously, especially running.
I soon became lazy to bring all my workout stuff to school and then go for gym so I started running around my estate. When I started, I barely could run half the route I set out and I dread reaching the uphill slopes and now I could run around the whole of my estate! I'm so proud of myself! I'll be pushing myself to be able to run two rounds and then 3 and then 4 and..you get the picture.
Now, my aim is to do a marathon. O.o The one at the end of the year. The Standard Chartered Marathon.
I'm still huffing and puffing my way now and hopefully I get better and improve myself.
So yes, I'm thankful for Dominic for being the catalyst to make me start. Hehe.
And that right there is how I look like after my run. Lol. For some strange reason. My face don't sweat cos I trained it not to sweat and now my face turns really really red after a run.