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Funny you should mention this.....ME TOO!!!!!
Actually when I first started "working out" a handful of years ago, I was using the eliptical machine. I could go forever on there, get off and not actually FEEL like I did anything WORTH doing. I was losing weight, so it was obviously WORTH it, but mentally I didn't feel rewarded.
I found that the muscle aches after I lifted weights was what FELT good.
My mom is a runner, so determined to find something that she and I had in common, I tried this thing called running.
Amazing that 10 minutes of running was much harder, and much more rewarding to me than 45 minutes on the eliptical....and so it started!!!
I loved knowing that I could run for 15 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes.
I loved knowing that I could run 2 miles, 3 miles.....then I stopped!
A couple years ago my mom convinced me to run a half marathon with her, it was time to get going....and i haven't stopped.
I love knowing that I can run further than I am even willing to walk (13.1 seems like a REAL LONG WALK...zzzzz). That some people drive to work everyday and it's only 5 miles.....I RUN 5 miles on a short day!!!
It is a great feeling knowing you pushed harder and faster, when your body tells you the next day..."man, we worked hard yesterday!"
I love the feeling of accomplishment running gives you, and that GREAT PAIN it rewards you with!!!!!!
I always feel better when I'm sore after a workout. As a matter of fact, my favorite feeling is just being wiped out after a workout, in having nothing left in me. I usually go to the gym or for a run as a stress reliever. After a hard day dealing with teenagers, sometimes I just have to leave it all in the gym.
I love a good sweat!!! That is why I love running outside in the summertime. I love to do my speedwork in the evening and then go home eat my chips or get some ice cream and relax - ahhhh!