Fear #1 : Running in less than ideal weather
MY Solution: Bring cold water, pace myself, dress appropriately, and listen to my body
I am one of those people in the world that really annoy the dare devils and risk takers, I like a plan, usually a strict to the point plan, and I am a natural planner, therefore the unexpected things don't make me happy (even good things) I really like to know whats ahead. I don't run with music (see Amy's last post Dropping the Earbuds to read a little about music and running) but I HAVE and I admit it does make it go faster. For me though... I find myself taking the earbuds out of my ears numerous times to check my surroundings. That's a safe thing to do but I think I may be a little paranoid about things following me.
Fear #2 : People, Cars or Animals following me... being followed in general
My Solution: Go faster = )
|Yes you're pretty Mr. Duck but do NOT follow me!|
I am also one of those people who is known to be hard on myself if I fall short of a goal. I am trying this running thing as a weight loss method as well as a stress reliever and just all around enjoyable activity. I thought I would be faster at my runs by now and I'm staggering by a minute or two each time. Some intervals are fast and I think "whoa" but some really let me down and I almost want to say out loud "Seriously I was NOT going that slow"
Fear #3 Not progressing as I feel I should
My Solution: Stick to it
While there are plenty more things that worry me about running the one thing that tops all others is my breathing... I fear that I will never get the hang of breathing like a runner when i'm out there. Sometimes I get the hang of it and I feel great and sometimes I can't get it right and it hurts. I'm afraid that I'll stop liking my runs if I can't get the hang of it.
Fear #4 The dreaded stomach cramp
My Solution: ??????????
So there you have it runners I need some advice...
What did you fear when you started running?
How did you discover your solutions?
How did you get your breathing timed right?