As much as I love exercise, it’s time to admit to myself that I’ll probably never be a runner. Or at least the kind of person who can bound out the door and just run, at least not regularly. Once in awhile I’ll take a little run around the neighborhood and love it, all the while swearing to myself that I’ll do it almost every day maybe even run a half marthon sometime, but it never becomes a thing that I do. Other types of exercise like yoga and spinning or a sport are easier commitments for me which sucks because running is cheap and oh so good for you.
Like many other people with pipe-dreams of color runs and head-clearing jogs, I’d love to be a runner, but it’s just never going to happen.
Here are 9 signs that you’re not going to start running, despite wanting to:
- You can’t pick a pair of running shoes- You Â have online shipping carts filled with all types of shoes from bargains to high tech robot shoes to fashion sneaks. Before you check out, you decide you should go to a store in person to try on shoes and consult sales people. You will never do that.Â
- The weather always gets in the way- It’s too cold, there’s ice on the ground, it might rain, it’s too hot, the sun is too strong, it’s too dark. You’re the Goldilocks of weather conditions.Â
- You spend hours making a mix- You’ll run once it’s flawless and you get on of those running sleeve things for your ipod.
- You don’t know if you should eat a snack before or after your run- So you eat a banana and decide you’re more of a post-workout snack kind of person and you’ll run later.Â
- You can’t decide whether you should run in the early morning or at night- You always sleep too late to get a run in before work and tell yourself “I’ll just go after I get home”, but by the time you’ve finished your day on the job, you’re too tired.Â
- You’re waiting for your friend to run with you- Having a workout buddy to hold you accountable is a great way to stick to your regimenâ€“the regimen you’ll have once you have a workout buddy.Â
- You don’t want anyone to see you running-Â At least not until you’re a really good runner. Too bad you’ll never master invisibility.Â
- Something always comes up- Putting your body and physical fitness first is so selfish. Sure, you carb-loaded for a big run today, but that’s not more important than comforting your friend over wine or going to do that thing you got invited to. Â
- You’re waiting for the perfect moment to start- When the time is right, you’ll just know and you’ll run everyday just because you want to so badly.Â Images via Shutterstock/Giphy