Friday, April 30, 2010

I hate running...

I don’t like working out, either.

I’m a pragmatic/logical person, and with this whole MBA and all that, I understand the concept of ROI…
You can ride a bike for 2 hours
You can sit on the elliptical for 1 hour
Or you can run for 20 mins.
Since I want to be healthy and fit, with the lowest amount of time investment, running is the logical option.

I was talking to a friend of mine about this, and she challenged to me join her and her sister-in-law-to-be at a 10-mile run around the Baltimore zoo. I decided to start a training program to meet the goal well before the race because I was really worried about going from the 1 mile I was at, to the 10 miles I needed. That meant that I needed to come home from Australia at 4 miles.

I am proud to say, I made it!

I figured I’d share the runs I took ‘cause they were pretty unique – thanks to my new favorite website

The first run was 2 miles at my Dad's "farm". My youngest brother did the run with me, and given that he's a super fantastic soccer player, and could have beat me running backwards, I appreciated his patience to take this run with me.

The next run was around my Dad's house, and it was beautiful!

Then we went up the coast to Byron Bay (more on that in another post), and I took another 2 mile run along the ocean road. 

I did that run a second time, and made it a little longer. 

Before we left, I took on my ambitious goal... 4 miles. 
and yikes, I picked a route with some HILLS!
you can see the profile at mapmyrun too.

Since I've been home, with my severe jetlag, I've managed a 2 and 3 miler... and this weekend, I'm taking on a 5!


Unknown said...

well Byron bay is one of the amazing holiday destination and has byron bay luxury accomodation too … You can really have great experience by staying there … I used to go with my family every year… that’s really great place…

Anonymous said...

We need to get you a Garmin so it will map the route for you! Great job! - Jeremy