I’m always amazed at how people change and grow throughout their lives. Time has people doing things that they never think that they would do. For instance, I never thought that I would try and enjoy jogging or any type of running at all. Because anyone who knows me knows that I have hated jogging for as long as I can remember. In middle and high school we were subjected to a twice yearly mile and a half test, which was graded via time. One time I was 5 seconds away from an F! My body and teeth would literally vibrate after those mile and a halves, which I always thought was a bad sign. I should point out that ironically, they also wanted me to be in track because I happened to be very good at sprinting, just very bad at long distance (too many high-twitch, too few low twitch muscles). I refused knowing the endurance training would probably kill me.
So I’ve coasted along the years never really having to worry about my weight until this year, this Summer in particular. I had a “come to Jesus” moment when not a single pair of my pants would fit me! The horror level was very high for someone who’s never had to worry about her waistline! This is when I decided that I should attempt to get into yogging, as I call it. After realizing I was not really exercising except my 2 mile walk to work to and from my job in the nether regions of the city, as that had been exhausting at the beginning because I had such poor endurance level training in the past, I decided it was time to take my endurance/cardio training to the next level!
As I recounted to my friends, I could not find my fanny pack in my apartment, so I had to research how I was going to carry my keys/etc around. My friends assured me it was a grace from the fashion gods that I could not find my old fanny pack and that instead I searched out other exercise accoutrement to go with my newfound yogging resolution!
After much research I decided on the following items, to make my yogging experience the best it could possibly be: 1. TuneBand for the iphone 2. Amphipod waistband clip for keys/money 3. EARBUDi to make sure those earbuds actually stay on while running. I of course, would pair all of this with sunglasses almost as large as my head, and a hat, so as to minimize potential sun damage. So much for being a fashion icon! I actually thought of adding a sweatband to my head and wrist to go whole hog with the 70’s experience but decided against it at the last minute.
While I can’t fit into all of my pants, I have to say that after a month or attempting my version of interval training yogging once a week, I can now at least fit into several pairs of them, which is a start and enough to keep me attempting to yog away!