When I think back to my time in elementary & middle school, the day we had to run a mile in P.E. was, quite possibly, the worst day of the year for me.
I dreaded it the way some kids dread the new school year starting, eating nothing but vegetables for dinner, or being sent to bed early as a punishment (ironically, these are all now things I thoroughly look forward to as an adult). Running was the activity that made me feel awful (physically, emotionally, spiritually, etc.), and I felt personally attacked by running as a hobby.
As I got older and found my stride (no pun intended) entering the world of fitness, running was something I was never “good” at. I dabbled in recreational running a bit before I found CrossFit, and although I never got to the point where I really enjoyed it, I will say I eventually quit hating it and learned to enjoy bit and pieces of it. Throughout my time in CrossFit, running has been something that I don’t mind doing IN a workout, but I am still never thrilled when I see that running IS the workout.Continue Reading