So, I have had a few things derail my workouts (like candied bacon). However, I am not a quitter. So, when Denise sent me a few links with some upcoming 5K runs...anybody who knows my disdain for all things jogging related might expect I trashed them on the spot. Nope...that is why I started training for an event called The Warrior Dash.
This is the obstacle course from hell...which actually makes running...(small gag) fun. Now, the problem is that, while I CAN run...I choose not to do so. I will walk for hours...but running? Uh-uh. However, if you throw in fire, mud and barbed wire...I am so there!
This is something that I can get into. It satisfies my need to not be bored. And I am sorry...but running is boring. And if you think it is a time to get out and clear your head? A lobotomy does the same thing with out making you all sweaty and tired.
So, I needed to start getting ready to run. Enter the Zombies, Run! app. This app actually works you up to running a 5K in a way that is reasonable and NOT boring.
It stair steps you up to being able to run. And not only that, but tells a story as you go. And once that bug has bitten you...you will be ready to take full advantage of their other app. This is a running app that you can set for a half hour or an hour long run. It even gives you the option of mixing in "zombie chases" where you have to pour on a burst of speed until you evade the approaching mob that wants to eat your face.
The 'fun' part about the normal app, Zombies, Run (and now there is even a sequel aptly titled Zombies, Run2 is that you gather stuff for your base and can actual build it up with the supplies that you acquire.
I still prefer weightlifting. (I want to get my bench back up to 300# one more time...just to say I hit it in my 40s.) However, I now have something that makes running not totally suck. I will keep you posted on my progress.