Just hold “A”

In an effort to get more in shape, I started running today. My friend Tariq and I have decided we’ll try to run every Tuesday and Thursday night. We ran a few times last summer, usually just around the neighbourhood. But since I’m in such horrible shape right now, we decided to go to the track at my old high school instead.

Tariq is in much better shape than me, so he sort of “led” the activity. We stretched between each lap. After two laps, I thought my muscles were doing okay… I stood up and took two steps to start running, screamed and fell over. Tariq turned back to stare at me, baffled.

The muscles in both of my thighs had seized up at the exact same time. It hurt like a bitch. The teenagers playing soccer nearby were giving us weird looks.

We ended up doing four very slow laps of the track. I think I’m really going to hurt tomorrow…

And before this turns into a boring fitness blog, I have to say… Running is a whole lot easier  when you just have to press and hold the “A” button.


  • By Faebala, June 4, 2009 @ 10:08 pm

    *giggles* Nice.

  • By Jess, June 4, 2009 @ 10:18 pm


    Sorry lol

    I’ve been thinking about jogging, but everywhere you go here involves going up a somewhat steep hill. And thus, it stops at the thinking step lol

  • By Sebastian, June 5, 2009 @ 10:15 am

    I’ve run once in the last… 6 years I think. It was horrible. I felt sick for hours afterward because of the lactic acid build-up (I guess).

    I just walk quickly now.

    Good luck though!!

  • By Eleni, June 5, 2009 @ 11:45 am

    I was relatively good about running last year, but this year I’ve been awful. Gone maybe twice since October. Shame.

    Even better when you can toggle run! Just hit R and then your hands are free for a snack!

    Have you seen this one? It might help your motivation (though it hasn’t exactly helped mine):

  • By Lisa, June 9, 2009 @ 1:34 pm

    I really admire runners. I need to get into some sort of running routine…every time I see runners in the park I get inspired to start running but I never do anything about it. Time for a change, perhaps?

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