Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Where's my high?

So I started running about 5 weeks ago with the help of the nifty Couch to 5K running app on my iphone (love it!) and I have yet to experience that fabled "runner's high". Instead I spend the entire time thinking "I'm going to vomit!". I'm so not a runner. The only payoff I've gotten is that when I remember to wear my heart rate monitor I can see how many calories I've burned during my half hour of agony; and as I'm dying the entire time with my heart ready to leap out of my chest, it's a lot. I'm serious, where is my freakin' runners high? I mean how long, how far and how fast do I have to run to get it? I really admire those people who say cheerfully, I run 5 miles a day. I don't know if I'll ever be one of those people. I'm up to running just under 2 miles and I have to psychic myself up days in advance of my proposed run. It's really pathetic. So, I ask if you've seen my runner's high, that you send it my way. Fast!


Heather said...

I loathe running, so I have no idea! I do notice after weeks on end of doing the arc trainer, about 20 minutes in it starts feeling less like torture, but that's no 'high' to rave about. ;-) Go you, though!

Chi-Chi, The Original Wombman said...

Wow Sabrina! I'm proud of you for having the bravery to run! I don't know girl . . . I've been exercising consistently for almost 10 months now and all these wonderful endorphins that are supposed to kick in when working out, most decidedly have not! Maybe for some and not for others? Bummer. But I'm still beaucoup proud of you my dear!!