Lately I have been running for most of my daily exercise. I can’t say this strongly enough… I hate running. The thing is, it is by far the most accessible form of regular exercise. You don’t need a gym membership and you can run with minimal equipment. And so I run.
Last night I went for a run. It was perfect weather, the stars were out… spring was in the air. It occurred to me that I could be doing almost anything outside in that type of weather and enjoy it. Anything that is, except running. I’ll admit it, as I noticed the stars I had a brief enjoyable moment. And then I remembered I was running.
I’ve been running pretty consistently for about 3 – 4 weeks. After my run last night I began to wonder: How long will I need to run before I actually start to like running? I decided to do a little scientific research on enjoyable running. I asked my friends on Facebook how long it takes till you can enjoy running. Well… the results were a little varied. Basically, it will take anywhere from 6 seconds to over 2 years! Hmmm. I am way past 6 seconds. I won’t make it 2 years. I think I can make it about 2 months. If I don’t enjoy it just a little by then… well, then I guess I’m just not a runner.
Well, off for another run. Yippee!