Friday, 8 June 2007

Me running??

I don't run, it's not my thing. I'd swim a 42km course rather than do a marathon run... At least that's what I used to say. But things are changing. With the pools closing in winter and the ocean cooling down as well, I've elected to reduce my CO2 footprint and not drive the 20km to the pool that I used to do at lunch or after work on Monday and Wednesday (I still swim the other days when a pool is more accessible). Instead I have taken up running, a different kind of footprint. The aches and pains are lessening, and I'm starting to enjoy it. While it doesn't give me the euphoria of swimming, yet, it certainly seems to help make me leaner, which I'm not complaining about.

I'll see if I can keep it going through winter. Maybe I'll finally be confident enough to do those biathlons come summer... I think it's time to invest in some serious running shoes.
Oh and Norten is keeping up now too.

7 comments:

Christiaan said...

Please note... I have said nothing here, Trevor darling x

peter said...

Let us know when you start on charity runs, I'm sure some [all] of us will sponsor you.

lynnette said...

i was waiting for someone to say what christiaan refrained from saying...hehehe. but i still think youre full on lame for waiting until i left to start running!

Trevor said...

Thanks Christiaaaaaaaan and Lynnette for your non-comments!! For those who aren't in on it they think I run like a girl - their words not mine - I don't agree, but I'll happily outrun either of them regardless of my running style. And thanks Peter - nice for a positive spin. No wonder people have issues getting out and exercising I say!! And you wonder why I only ran with you once Lynnette???

See you at the pool.
;-)

Christiaan said...

With sugar and spice and everything nice, that's what Trevor's running is made from!

Trevor.. it is the only thing you aren't super perfect at... give us a break... it is the only thing we can pick on you with!

Human Rights said...

Trevor, I think we're moving in opposite directions. I felt the same way about swimming as you do about running. After a couple of marathons my knees said "stop". Reluctantly I moved to swimming which I absolutely love now...Enjoy!!! Terry

Brechi said...

Some new shoes will put some spring in your stride ;)