So, if you don't know, I am by no means a runner! For some reason; however, I woke up today with the sudden urge to go for a run. As I was getting in my runner clothing I noticed I couldn't find my sneakers. When someone can't find their sneakers, you know how unathletic they are :) Anyway, after about 10 minutes of searching Sammy and I hit the road. Since we left late, around 11 am, it was pretty hot and muggy.
I am the type of person that cramps up really easily, which is why I never run. It doesn't matter how slow I jog, after five minutes I automatically get a cramp. I think the cramps are due to my breathing patterns. I sound so serious right now, but I really do think it is because I don't breathe properly when I run! I clearly have to work on that. Sure enough after a few minutes on the road I got a cramp. So, Sammy and I decided to play the jog-walk game. Basically you jog up until a stop sign, and then you walk to the next one. It helps get rid of cramps very well because the walking gives you a chance to breathe.
Playing the jog-walk game was not bad until I started itching. Since it was so muggy, my legs started to itch! I don't know if it was a bug bite or just the weather, but oh my goodness I was scratching. Trying to jog and scratch at the same time is really difficult. So, after 2 circles around my neighborhood Sam and I went home.
For me, it was a pretty successful endeavor. My legs feel a bit like jello, which I think is a good thing :) I hope this post didn't bore you too much! Are any of you bad runners as well? Tell me in the comments.