Tag Archives | Julian Bialowas

Resolutions + Running

Guys, I start my running class tonight.

I’m happy about it, and also kinda freaking out a little, which means I’m dealing with concerns like these:

  1. I’ll be the only one coming straight from work, and will have to change out of  my normal stuff into my running stuff (and where do I put my normal stuff?!) and will forget something like my running jacket, or possibly shoes. worst.
  2. Everyone coming in and out of that store is a size 4. maybe a 6. I’m not… major concern. (although running should help remedy this?)
  3. Wedgies?  Seriously guys, my pants are pretty tight and stretchy. What if???
  4. I know this is a “learn to run” class… but I’m pretty sure I’ll be the only one learning to run. Everyone else will be running circles around me :(
  5. My face. It gets mighty red.
  6. I will freeze my ass off. It’s January and I’ll be running outside. The “jacket” and “layering sweater” I purchased for a lot of money are so thin I can scrunch them up and stick ‘em in my back pocket. And yeah, I know it’s all about “layering” but damn it I need more.
  7. Ice. Will I need these.
  8. Seriously guys, it’s like -20 outside. What the hell am I doing.
  9. I don’t have a water bottle/keys/wallet/scrunchie/phone/etc belt. Do I need one? Probably yes.  Good thing I don’t own a small dog.
  10. I don’t have a gps watch. What the heck does a gps watch do?
I know, I need a slap in the face but sometimes I jut freak out.  And then I force myself to remember things like my year in China, and the two months I spent backpacking alone.  And guys, I’ve jogged before. I’ve just never been able to sustain long stretches so I suppose it’s about time I get back on the horse.  I also found beautiful motivational posters (yup) to get me going.  They’re by Julian Bialowas (found here.), and they’re actually quite beautiful.
Oh, and guys, Wish me luck!
xx!
Read full story · Comments { 12 }