The lovely Jasmine over at EatMoveWrite.com reminded me that I was supposed to become a runner this year. Yes, you read correctly. I, A lovely Dai planned to go from Sunday long Law & Order SVU marathons and bowls of cheese crackers to whole foods running on a trail somewhere...nearby...boobs sufficiently ducked taped down, bottle o' water handy getting my Forrest Gump on! She also reminded me that I sold my treadmill last year to a dear friend for $50.
Dear friend, if you're reading this I hope my treadmill hasn't become the new dust collector in your home. Oh & perhaps I can buy it back from you. I too have dust that needs collecting.But first I need sneakers because I watched an episode of Rachel Ray recently & some expert said my sneakers are too old and won't properly support my spine or boobs or something like that. Oh & I need socks because trouser sucks aren't for running and those cute little one I have with stars and cherries on them aren't padded. And they don't collect sweat.
Then I'll need running gear. Maybe some cute breathable tanks (turquoise or fuchsia?) and those athletic shorts that athletic people who run wear. Do people still wear sweat bands? I find this may be helpful in my endeavors. I don't think I could endure the run without a handy dandy sweat band and a water bottle. BPA free of course. Not an aluminum one because I could run out of water mid-run and die a dehydrated death somewhere on the flat trails in my neck of the woods. The trails have to be flat because I'm hardly ready to run up or down anything.
This running thing is so overwhelming. Between my boobs, lack of proper footwear, coordinating gear, and BPA free clear water bottle I...I just don't think I'm ready for this. I haven't even learned to properly stretch yet.
So I'm asking all of you. What should I do to get on track? See what I did there. If you're a runner what tips would you give this beginner?